Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat tows yacht to safety

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat and its volunteer crew were launched by the UK Coastguard at 4:15pm on Saturday 4 November 2017


Yacht Chuckles under tow
The 26 foot yacht, Chuckles, had set sail earlier in the day from Berwick upon Tweed, heading for Eyemouth, when it suffered engine failure and called for assistance.

Eyemouth lifeboat was requested to launch and were quickly on scene, around 4 miles to the east of Eyemouth, where Chuckles and its two crew, were taken under tow.

Chuckles was placed safely alongside in Eyemouth harbour just over an hour later, following which, the lifeboat was stood down and made ready for service again.

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