Poole lifeboat volunteers assist 35ft grounded yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Poole Lifeboat was tasked to launch this evening (May 16) at 5.25pm by UK Coastguard after a 35ft yacht called for assistance in Poole Harbour.

The yacht was on passage from Lymington to Poole with three people onboard and on the final approaches up the main channel lost engine power and ran aground.

The volunteer lifeboat crew swiftly arrived on scene and found the yacht being pushed further onto the sandbank with the flood tide.

A crewmember was placed onboard the yacht to check all was well and a tow line was passed across. Gentle pressure was applied to the tow and in the direction away from the sandbank. After a short time the vessel was pulled clear into deeper water. The vessel was then checked for signs of any water ingress and towed to Poole Quay Boat Haven.


Poole lifeboat approaching the yacht

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