Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat tows yacht back to harbour

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew were launched around 6:40pm on Monday 4th April 2016 after a yacht requested assistance following engine failure.

The 26 foot yacht, Chuckles, with two people on board, had lost engine power close to the Hurker rocks and required a tow to safety.

Eyemouth lifeboat was quickly on scene and passed a two line to the Chuckles and then towed it back to Eyemouth harbour where it was placed safely alongside 25 minutes after the initial launch.

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Photograph 1 – Eyemouth lifeboat arrives on scene
Photograph 2 – Yacht Chuckles being towed back into harbour

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