Yacht with fouled propeller assisted by Poole Lifeboat
Poole all - weather lifeboat was tasked this evening (June 22) at 7.15pm to assist a 12 metre yacht with 3 people on-board.
The yacht had fouled its propeller out in Poole Bay, and had been taken under tow by another vessel, when Solent Coastguard tasked the Poole lifeboat volunteers to assist and take over the tow.
As the lifeboat headed out the weather, was closing in, with banks of sea mist and lightening in the distance, the crew located the stricken vessel by Old Harry Rocks.
A tow was secured and the all-weather lifeboat brought the vessel back to Poole Quay oat haven, the lifeboat then returned to station and was ready for service by 20.45pm.
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