STRUGGLING SAILORS ESCORTED TO SAFETY BY YARMOUTH LIFEBOAT

Yarmouth’s All Weather Llifeboat was tasked to launch by Solent Coastguard yesterday evening (Monday) to a 33ft yacht in difficulty north west of The Needles.

The volunteer crew located the sailing boat as it struggled in westerly winds of 22-27 knots and moderate sea conditions.

The 4 crew members on board the casualty vessel were concerned that they were unable to maintain secure steerage in the unfamiliar, locally challenging conditions and were being swept towards navigational hazards.

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Having assessed the situation, Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat crew gave advice to the yacht to support a safe passage and the ALB escorted them to the safety of Yarmouth as the nearest harbour.

The lifeboat returned to her berth and was ready for service at 20:55.

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Eamon Devalera
Eamon Devalera
1 month ago

Tossers get vessel in good shape before going to see you should be insured

 

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