Sailing boat aground at the entrance to Christchurch harbour

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Mudeford were paged at 6pm to assist a sailing boat aground at the entrance to Christchurch harbour with 2 people on board and were being pushed by the breaking seas and wind further onto the banks.

RNLI Mudeford were paged at 6pm to assist a sailing boat aground at the entrance to Christchurch harbour with two people on board and were being pushed by the breaking seas and wind further onto the banks.

RNLI Mudeford Volunteer Lifeboat launched and was soon on scene.

We put a volunteer crew on board the vessel and passed and attached a tow line and proceeded to take the yacht under tow to the safety of Christchurch harbour.

The vessel was on passage from the Isle of Wight to Poole when they decided that due to the strong winds and rough condition to seek shelter in Christchurch but unfortunately went aground while trying to enter the harbour.

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