Whitby and Staithes RNLI launched to yacht with four adults and child on board
Volunteers lifeboat crews from Whitby and Staithes RNLI were both at sea for nearly three hours on Tuesday night (21 February) as they sped to help a yacht in trouble.
Another vessel, the DVS Curtis Marshall, also assisted with the initial search for the yacht. The diving team had been working on repairs to the underwater pipe for Boulby potash mine. The crew spotted the yacht on their passage back to Hartlepool and updated the RNLI with its location
Whitby RNLI station mechanic Richard Dowson said 'We'd like to thank the crew on the Curtis Marshall for their support, the yacht in question was having trouble with communications so we were grateful to receive information that helped us reach it as quickly as possible.'
Notes to Editors
For more information contact Whitby Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at email@example.com
Photo: Whitby RNLI volunteer crew launch the all-weather lifeboat to respond to a yacht in difficulties. Credit: Ceri Oakes/RNLI
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.