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bembridgelifeboateveningsunBembridge RNLI launched its All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) at the request of Solent Coastguard yesterday evening (Friday) to assist a lone skipper.

At around 19:30 the volunteer crew launched to assist a 35ft sailing yacht that had broken down in the vicinity of No Mans Land Fort. The skipper felt he was unable to safely make Portsmouth under sail.

A tow was quickly established and the yacht was towed into Haslar Marina.

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The Alfred Albert Williams Tamar-class lifeboat then returned to Bembridge and was recovered by 21:30.

Bembridge RNLI lifeboat station is holding an open day today (Saturday 20th August 2016) until 16:00.

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