ILB Launches, Weymouth

Fri 21 June 19

ILB launched to assist broken down yacht


Time Out  2019-06-14 09:20:00

Time In  2019-06-14 10:30:00

Type  Yacht with engine failure

Position  Weymouth Bay

Helm  Tim Anderton



NMOC requested the launch of the ILB to assist a 31ft sailing vessel that had reportedly suffered engine failure. The vessel was making way back to Weymouth under sail, however the skipper was not comfortable to enter the harbour and return to berth without the use of engines.

The reported position of the vessel was 1nm from the east ship channel.

Once on scene, ILB requested the yacht continue under sail to the lee of the harbour. A side tow was then established and the yacht towed and moored on the visitor pontoons in Weymouth Harbour.

The ILB was then released, returned to station and made ready for next service.