Lifeboat launched to yacht aground

Lifeboats News Release

Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 7.48am on Friday 28th June at the request of Solent Coastguard to go to the assistance of a yacht which had run aground near to Castle Cove Sailing Club in Portland Harbour.

Weymouth ILB

RNLI/Ken Francis

Weymouth ILB

On arrival at 8.06am it was quickly established that there was no one onboard the stranded vessel with the crew safely ashore.

With arrangements made for Portland Port to recover the yacht the inshore lifeboat was released at 8.45am and returned to station at 8.55am.

The lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 9.30am.

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