ALB Launches, Weymouth

Fri 01 September 17

ALB launched to aid a yacht with engine failure


Time Out  2017-09-01 20:25:00

Time In  2017-09-01 23:30:00

Type  Engine failure

Position  2.5' SSW Portland Bill

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Phil Hansford


ALB launched to a report of a 30’ yacht suffering engine failure and becalmed South of Portland Bill

When ALB arrived on scene a tow was passed to the single handed yachtsman how had difficulties attaching the lines.
The Lifeboat recovered the tow and the crew briefed as to the new plan.
A crew member was dropped onto the casualty vessel and once settled the tow was again passed.
This time the lines were made fast without incident and the Lifeboat commenced the tow back to harbour.
Once at the entrance the casualty vessel was moored alongside the Lifeboat, and towed up the harbour to the waiting pontoon.
Once safely alongside, and with no further assistance required the Lifeboat was released to return to station, refueled and made ready for service.