ALB Launches, Weymouth


Sun 02 April 17

10 metre yacht with 1 persons on board suffering machinery failure

   

Time Out  2017-04-02 21:20:00

Time In  2017-04-03 01:30:00

Type  10 metre yacht machinery failure

Position  13 miles SSW Portland Bill

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Matt Green

 

Weymouth ALB launched to a 10 metre yacht with 1 persons on board suffering machinery failure 13 mile SSW Portland Bill

The vessel had issued a Pan Pan. Once on scene the casualty condition was assessed. The skipper & sole occupant was found to have no other problems & was more than capable in accepting and connecting a tow.

The casualty was requested to lower & stow his sails. Once this has successfully been undertaken, a towline, with a bridle attached, was passed from the lifeboat and connected to the yacht.

The tow was then commenced back to Weymouth.

Once at the harbour, the vessel was brought alongside the lifeboat & towed up the harbour to an overnight berth.

Wyke Coastguard IRT were on hand to assist the yacht in mooring.
Once complete the lifeboat was released to return to station to be refuelled and made ready for service.