ALB Launches, Weymouth

Sun 08 October 17

Yacht with engine failure towed clear


Time Out  2017-10-08 13:50:00

Time In  2017-10-08 16:00:00

Type  Yacht with engine failure

Position  Portland Bill

Coxswain  Trevor Brooker

Mechanic  Phil Hansford


ALB launched to a yacht suffering engine failure and unable to make head way against the tide.
The vessel was under tow by a local fishing vessel
Once on scene and out of the tide, the fishing vessel dropped the tow, enabling her to continue their fishing.
The ALB connected the tow, towing the vessel back toward Portland.
The skipper declined assistance to enter the marina, so the tow was dropped at the eastern entrance to Portland Harbour.
The ALB returned to station where it was refuelled and made ready for service