Two call outs in 24 hours for Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat and its volunteer crew have been called out twice in 24 hours by the UK Coastguard.


Service call to yacht with mechanical failure, Friday 25 October 2019.
The first service was shortly after 5pm on Friday 25 October 2019 to assist an 11 metre yacht that had suffered mechanical failure, 5 miles to the south of Eyemouth. The lifeboat was quickly on scene and towed the yacht back to the safety of Eyemouth harbour.

The second service call was around 4:45pm on Saturday 26 October 2019 after it was reported that a small yacht was in difficulty in Eyemouth bay. Arriving immediately on scene, it was established that the yacht was fine and did not require any assistance, the lifeboat stood by and followed it back into Eyemouth.


Second service call to yacht reported to require assistance, Saturday 26 October 2019.

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