ILB Launches, Weymouth

Wed 28 April 21

ILB assist 34' yacht under tow by Swanage Lifeboat


Time Out  2021-04-28 03:58:00

Time In  2021-04-28 06:00:00

Type  Yacht

Position  East of Weymouth

Helm  Nick Newman



Solent Coastguards requested the launch of ILB to assist in the tow of a 34’ Westerly yacht which was under tow by Swanage lifeboat.
The vessel was initially picked up by Swanage lifeboat approximately 2’ SW St. Aldhelms Hd. Once the situation had been assessed the Swanage lifeboat commenced a tow towards Weymouth
ILB launch and proceeded towards the position given by Swanage lifeboat.
Once on scene the ILB transferred 1 crewmember to the casualty vessel, and recovered 2 Swanage crew from the casualty and put them back onboard Swanage Lifeboat.
Swanage tow was then dropped, and the ILB rigged a stern tow, continuing the tow towards Weymouth
Swanage lifeboat was then released to return to station.
At the harbour entrance the stern tow was dropped, and an alongside side tow rigged.
The casualty was then towed up the harbour to a berth in the ‘Cove’.
With the casualty safely alongside the ILB was released to return to station where it was refuelled, cleaned to Covid 19 requirements and made ready for service