Ilfracombe RNLI respond to stricken yacht

Lifeboats News Release

At 12.37pm on Monday (10 April), Ilfracombe's volunteer RNLI crew were called to a yacht with three people aboard, she was one mile north of Ilfracombe and suffering engine failure


Ilfracombe RNLI towning yacht
Ilfracombe's all weather RNLI lifeboat crew were soon making her way and at 1.10pm they rendezvoused with the vessel and towed her back to harbour. The yacht was travelling from Cardiff to Padstow when she broke down. Conditions were fine and bright.

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