Easter Sunday shout for Yarmouth RNLI
The Yarmouth lifeboat launched at 10:32am on Easter Sunday morning (1st April) to go to the aid of a yacht that was taking on water following a collision.
The RNLI's Yarmouth lifeboat joined the Hamble ILB (independent lifeboat) on scene within 17 minutes. The Hamble ILB crew rigged a salvage pump, which a crew member from the Yarmouth lifeboat then readied on board the casualty vessel.
The stricken yacht was escorted to the entrance to the Hamble River, from where the Hamble ILB took the casualty in tow to the lifting dock at Hamble Point Marina.
The RNLI's Yarmouth ALB (all-weather lifeboat) and her volunteer crew returned to station by 12:27pm.
RNLI media contacts
Claire Hallett, Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer 07814 900398, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Heming, Yarmouth RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer 07810 371233
Paul Dunt, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) 0207 6207416 / 07866 668825 / email@example.com
For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789.
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.