German Yacht runs aground in the Medway estuary
Sheerness RNLI lifeboat towed a German yacht from Queenborough Spit
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat ‘Buster ‘were called by the UK Coastguard at 6.46am on Friday 9 June to reports that an eight metre German yacht with two people on board, was aground on Queenborough Spit and needed assistance.
The ILB launched at 6.57 am., located the yacht at 7.02am and quickly secured a tow line to the yacht which was then pulled clear of the mud and able to continue its journey up to London with no damage evident.
The ILB left the yacht at 7.10am and was back on station and ready for duty again at 7.40am
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