Photo: Cowes RNLI/Nick Edwards

LIFEBOAT HELPS YACHT WITH 6 PERSONS ON BOARD STEER A COURSE TO SAFETY

A yacht that lost its steerage near the mouth of Beaulieu River yesterday (Wednesday) was towed across the Solent by Cowes lifeboat, afloat on a routine Cowes Week exercise at the time.

The 7.7 metre yacht, with 6 people on board, became unmanageable because of the loss of a metal pin attached to the rudder.

The lifeboat, which began its exercise at 13:27, towed the yacht to the entrance of Cowes Harbour; there a Cowes Harbour launch took over the tow and delivered the boat to Shepards Marina.

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The lifeboat eventually returned to station at 16:15.

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Island critic
Island critic
9 days ago

Though islanders were only bad at driving cars.

 

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