RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat launched to rescue yacht with damaged steering

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the ‘Susan Scott’, was launched at approximately 7.30pm, following a Coast Guard request, to a yacht that had damaged steering in the River Alde.

The RNLI Aldeburgh ILB had been returning from a fundraising event in Orford, when it was tasked to a yacht that had lost its auxiliary engine overboard, but was still attached to a lanyard. One of the yachts crew was having difficulty retrieving the engine. Once the engine was back on board, it became apparent that it had damaged the steering.

Once on scene, the ILB crew assessed the situation and escorted the yacht to a mooring at Orford. After the securing the yacht the ILB was stood down and returned to station at 10pm..

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For more information please telephone :-

  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210 email chillpress@hotmail.co.uk

  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer (North and East) 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk

  • Jim Rice, RNLI Press Officer, 07810658072/ jim_rice@rnli.org.uk

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.


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