Early morning call for Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat and it’s volunteer crew were called into action, just after midnight on Thursday 27 June 2019.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Approaching yacht
A yacht, on passage to Eyemouth, had fouled its propeller and with light winds, was not able to make any headway. With concerns that it was disabled and unable to enter Eyemouth harbour safely, the UK Coastguard launched Eyemouth lifeboat to assist.

The lifeboat was quickly on scene, just to south of Eyemouth and once it was established the crew were all ok, took the yacht under tow back to harbour.

Once the yacht was secured safely alongside, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, around an hour after the initial call.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Entering Eyemouth harbour

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