ALB Launches, Weymouth

Wed 02 May 18

ALB launched to yacht with broken back stay


Time Out  2018-05-02 14:20:00

Time In  2018-05-02 17:30:00

Type  Yacht with broken back stay

Position  2' South Portland Bill

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Phil Hansford


Solent Coastguards requested Lifeboat assistance to a 36’ yacht with 3 people on board how had suffered a broken back stay and raised concerns that they may get dis masted.
The ALB launched and located the vessel 2.9’ South of Portland Bill in confused seas.
The Lifeboat escorted the yacht to the South of the Shambles and safely back to Weymouth.
The vessel was greeted in the harbour by Wyke Coastguards.
The Lifeboat was released to return to station, refuelled and made ready for service.