Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat called to yacht drifting in a strong tide
A volunteer lifeboat crew was called out yesterday (Wednesday 13 June) to help a yacht that had lost power and was drifting in a strong tide.
Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat Patsy Knight was launched just after 7am to help the crew of a yacht who called for help when they couldn’t start their engine and were unable to make any headway.
RNLI Coxswain John Fox said: 'When we reached the yacht and its crew of two, which was eight miles south-east of Lowestoft, the skipper told us that the yacht’s battery had failed and that he was unable to get the engine working.
'There was a strong tide running which was taking them to the south. The 10-metre yacht was on passage from Ijmuiden in the Netherlands to the UK when the problem arose.
'We threw them a line and then towed the yacht into the harbour where they were met the Coastguard Rescue Team from Lowestoft and Southwold.'
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