Cabin cruiser saved from being wrecked on rocks

Lifeboats News Release

Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at the request of the Coastguard to go to the aid of a 21 foot cabin cruiser which had broken down and was in danger of being blown onto the rocks of Portland Harbour.

The all weather lifeboat bringing in cabin cruiser into the harbour

RNLI/Ken Francis

Weymouth all-weather lifeboat with the stricken vessel

The lifeboat was launched at 1.45pm on Sunday 29th September to go to a position just inside the Northern entrance to Portland Harbour.

Prior to the arrival of the lifeboat, the dive boat from Old Harbour Dive Shop in Weymouth Harbour had responded to the distress call as they were nearby and had managed to get a rope to the single person on the boat and managed to just hold the boat off of the rocks.

Once on scene the volunteer lifeboat crew soon had their own rope attached to the stricken boat which, in the near gale force winds and considerable chop, was just a few metres from the rocks.

With the tow established, the broken down vessel was taken to Weymouth Harbour arriving at 2.40pm where they were met by the Wyke Regis Coastguard team who helped to tie her up and offered safety advice to the owner.

Being met by the Wyke Regis CRT who help to tie her up and offered safety advice.

RNLI/Ken Francis

The lifeboat puts the cabin cruiser alongside

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