SEA SICK CREW MEMBERS RESCUED FROM YACHT OFF OSBORNE BAY

A Force 6 wind against the tide led to Cowes RNLI lifeboat going to the aid of a 35ft yacht on which 3 of the 4 men aboard were suffering from severe sea sickness.

A radio call for help came as the skipper sailed from mid-Solent to the relative shelter of Osborne Bay, after failing to start his engine.

The lifeboat launched at 15:50 and upon arrival at the scene a lifeboat crew member went aboard and gave out seasick tablets.

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Then the yacht was towed to Trinity Landing where The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team were waiting to give the sick crew-men further attention.

It was the first time that Jason Hughes, a newly appointed Deputy Launch Officer at Cowes, has given the required go-ahead for a launching.

Also arriving at Trinity Landing around the same time was a yacht which had been dismasted in the wind-swept western Solent and towed to safety by Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat.

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R.waterman.Treefields Ryde
R.waterman.Treefields Ryde
13 days ago

They will be all sick again when they get a Bill through the door. Wishwell thinking.not

Andy Davies
Andy Davies
Reply to  R.waterman.Treefields Ryde
13 days ago

A bill from who? The RNLI is a charity that provides a free rescue service.

R.waterman.Treefields.Ryde
R.waterman.Treefields.Ryde
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12 days ago

I’m Sorry. As I don’t pay for anything in life. I Thought you had to pay for boats.I get free car.Rent .council tax.loads of tax free money etc. Etc. Loving it.Just play the mental health card.You won’t lose.Unless you go to Vegas. Thanks tax payers.

Liz
Liz
12 days ago

Wth wouldnt they have taken there own sea sickness tablets!!what timewasting muppets.calling out a valuable service for that!

Last edited 12 days ago by Liz
 

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