Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats launched to assist yacht with fouled propellor

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Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched by the UK Coastguard at 19:30 on Friday 14 August 2020 after it was reported that a yacht had fouled its propeller on a lobster pot marker in Eyemouth bay.

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Yacht under tow

Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched by the UK Coastguard at 19:30 on Friday 14 August 2020 after it was reported that a yacht had fouled its propeller on a lobster pot marker in Eyemouth bay.

Both lifeboats were immediately on scene and a towline was passed to yacht whilst a crewman placed onboard from the inshore boat to assist. Despite best efforts, the obstruction could not be freed, the lobster pot remaining firmly attached to the propellor.

With all loose lines and pot secured, the yacht was taken under tow back to Eyemouth harbour by the all-weather lifeboat, where it was placed safely alongside the pontoon, assisted by harbour staff and Eyemouth Coastguard.

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