ALB Launches, Weymouth


Tue 13 August 19

ALB LAUNCHED TO ASSIST A LONE SAILOR ON BOARD A 31' CATAMARAN

   

Time Out  2019-08-13 17:45:00

Time In  2019-08-13 21:15:00

Type  CATAMARAN

Position  6' SSW Portland Bill

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Andy Tattersall

 

Solent Coastguards requested Lifeboat assistance to a 31’ catamaran with 1 person on board approximately 6’ SSW of Portland Bill.
The skipper had called the coastguards on a mobile phone to request assistance due to the freshening winds and fatigue whilst on passage from Falmouth to Ipswich.
The ALB was paged and launched.
Once the vessel had been located and the situation had been assessed, a tow was passed to the vessel and passage was made towards Weymouth.
The ALB moored the vessel on the pontoons opposite the lifeboat station, being greeted by Wyke Coastguard IRT.
The ALB was released to return to station where it was refuelled and made ready for service.