Fowey RNLI called to assist 36ft sailing sloop with lost propeller
Unfortunately the casualty vessel was unable to sail back to Fowey due to complete lack of wind.
Therefore, Fowey’s all-weather Trent class lifeboat Maurice and Joyce Hardy was launched yesterday morning (Saturday 21 April), by coxswain, Malcolm Richardson, to rendezvous with Eglantine a mile south of Pencarrow Head. A tow was attached by the volunteer crew and she was brought safely back to Fowey.
Amelia Luck was on her first shout as a trainee volunteer lifeboat crew member.
The coxswain said: 'It was an unfortunate occurrence for the couple on the yacht but we are happy to help whenever people are in need, whatever the time or conditions.'
The lifeboat was brought back to the station and made ready for service by 9.25am.RNLI media contacts
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