ALB Launches, Weymouth

Sat 05 August 17

10 metre catamaran requires assistance after issuing a Pan Pan


Time Out  2017-08-05 16:15:00

Time In  2017-08-05 17:00:00

Type  Sailing vessel

Position  Ringstead Bay

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Jules Hutchings


ALB launched to a 10 metre catamaran with 5 people on board who had issued a Pan Pan after suffering engine failure.
A local dive boat had responded to the call, but communications were difficult.
Once the ALB cleared the harbour, the vessel was seen undertow by the dive boat.
The ALB closed the casualty to assess the situation
With all casualties safe & well, and the dive boat happy to continue the tow, the Pan Pan was cancelled, and the ALB released to return to station