ALB Launches, Weymouth

Tue 31 August 21

ALB launched to a yacht taking water


Time Out  2021-08-31 17:30:00

Time In  2021-08-31 19:37:00

Type  Yacht taking water

Position  2' SW West Shambles Buoy

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Rod Britton


ALB launched to a Pan Pan from a 37’ yacht taking water with 2 persons on board South of Portland Bill.
Once on scene it was established the water had been entering the vessel through the keels bolts, which the crew had managed to tighten.
This had stemmed the water ingress, and the yacht was now under engine at slow speed.
With the situation stabilised, the vessel was escorted to Portland Harbour where the owner had arranged to be lifted out of the water.