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YACHT DECLARING ‘MAYDAY’ AT GURNARD TOWED TO COWES HARBOUR

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Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to meet a yacht after it declared ‘mayday’ earlier on this evening (Friday). 

Southampton Patrol Boat Pathfinder initially attended the vessel in distress after hearing the mayday call at around 17:00.

It is said the yacht ‘Solitaire’ became swamped by large waves and required assistance off of Gurnard.

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The Patrol Boat then towed the yacht into Cowes harbour to where they were greeted by Bembridge CRT who were tasked at 17:47.

The sailor was checked over by the Coastguard Rescue Team and was found to be safe and well.

Bembridge CRT has since stood down from the incident.

 

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Mark
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I guess that’s quite an original way to get to the Island. Hope they searched the yacht for anything “illegal”

Wight1
Wight1
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What like Covid 19?

jame
jame
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Well considering Covid-19 isn’t ‘illegal” I’m going to say thats a no.

Gungadin
Gungadin
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Fancy a trip sailing to the Island – Read the comments from the Island locals! ⛵

anon
anon
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What a total twat. Fancy going out in those conditions yesterday. Putting other peoples lives at risk when you get in to trouble,

Nigel shore
Nigel shore
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Just another brain dead grotty yachty. Surprised the wind surfers were not out.

Tintin
Tintin
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If the “skipper” had planned ahead, ie. Look at the weather/tidal conditions this would never have happened and emergency resources would not have been called in

Vision
Vision
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What if people looked right and left before crossing the road or drivers slowed down there wouldn’t be no accidents. Mind you, there will always be rude and self opinionated experts around!

Gungadin
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Well said, I’m a sailor and the comments here sum up some non sailing slanders perfectly!

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