RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to a yacht struggling in high seas
RNLI Aldeburgh all-weather lifeboat (ALB), the ‘Freddie Cooper’ was launched on Monday 21 October, at approximately 7.15am, following a Coastguard request, to a report of a yacht in difficulties, north east of Aldeburgh.
The RNLI Aldeburgh ALB was tasked by the Coastguard at 7.00am to launch, after a report of a yacht struggling in force seven winds (32-38mph), with one crew member unwell. The yacht’s engine had failed and was unable to set sail, as the seas were too rough (waves 4-6metres). The Aldeburgh ALB is beach launched and was launched in these challenging seas and headed towards the casualty.
On arrival at scene, the ALB crew secured a tow, then escorted the yacht to Lowestoft.
The ALB returned to station at 1.10pm.
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