Yacht with engine failure rescued by Plymouth RNLI crew
On Monday 26 June at 2.03pm Plymouth all-weather lifeboat with volunteer crew launched on service to a 36ft yacht with engine failure and two persons on board.
After several hours of trying to get into the harbour, but with no wind and the tide about to turn, they were concerned about drifting onto the rocks. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 2.30pm. Sea state was slight and the vessel was taken under tow into the harbour to a marina.
Plymouth all-weather lifeboat and crew returned to station at 3.30pm.
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, in a normal year, 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.