Margate RNLI assists disabled catamaran
Lifeboats News Release
Margate’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew has provided assistance to a catamaran with three people on board after it encountered steering problems off the north Kent coast.
The catamaran was north east of the Tongue Sand Tower, around eight miles north of Margate late last evening (Tuesday 30 August) when it suffered a hydraulic failure resulting in a total loss of steering. There were three people on board: the skipper/owner, his wife and their teenage daughter and after coastguards were notified of their plight Margate’s all-weather lifeboat was tasked to assist the craft.
Once the lifeboat arrived on scene it was confirmed that the catamaran’s occupants were safe and well and the vessel was taken in tow back to its berth in Ramsgate harbour.
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