Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats called to assist grounded yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were called out shortly after 12pm on Thursday 27 December 2018 after it was reported that a yacht had run aground in Eyemouth bay and was in need of assistance.

RNLI/Avril Glass

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats tow yacht to safety
Both lifeboats were immediately on scene and working together, towed the yacht and its two crew to safety.

Once the skipper had confirmed that no damage had been sustained, both lifeboats were stood down and returned to station, around 50 minutes after the initial call.

RNLI/Avril Glass

Yacht aground in Eyemouth Bay

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