ALB Launches, Weymouth

Sun 19 August 18

Atlantic rowing boat in difficulties


Time Out  2018-08-19 08:00:00

Time In  2018-08-19 10:32:00

Type  Rowing boat

Position  1' South Lulworth Cove

Coxswain  Tye Shuttleworth

Mechanic  Kevin Goddard


Solent Coastguards requested Lifeboat assistance to a distress call from a team of Atlantic rowers practising to the East of Weymouth, and unable to make any way against the wind.
Both Lifeboats paged and launched.
The ILB arrived on scene first and assessed the situation.
With no other problems aboard apart from no head way the ILB rigged a tow from the rowing boat and passed it to the ALB.
The ALB then commenced to tow back to Weymouth and the ILB was released to return to station.
Once at the harbour the ALB brought the vessel alongside and towed it up the harbour to the waiting pontoon and awaiting coastguard mobile.
With the vessel safely moored alongside the ALB was released to return to station where it was refuelled and made ready for service.