ALB Launches, Weymouth

Wed 04 April 18

ALB launched to the aid of a 13 metre yacht


Time Out  2018-04-04 14:15:00

Time In  2018-04-04 16:30:00

Type  Yacht with engine failure

Position  reported as 5.1' SSE Portland Bill

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Wayne Belcher


Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched 2.15pm at the request of the Solent Coastguard to assist a 13m yacht with 4 persons on board, reported to be 5.1’ SSE of Portland Bill.
The Lifeboat located the casualty in a position approximately 7’ SE of Weymouth, sailing well in the conditions.
The ALB escorted the vessel into Weymouth Bay, where a tow was connected to the yacht, and she was brought safely into Weymouth Harbour.
the ALB was then released by the Coastguards to return to station to be refuelled and made ready for service