Yarmouth RNLI respond to a Pan Pan from a yacht with two persons on board
Yarmouth’s Severn class all weather lifeboat, 'Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer)', was tasked to launch by HM Coastguard on Thursday 16 July 2020 at 5.42pm to a ten metre yacht in difficulty just off Hurst Narrows.
Yarmouth RNLI’s volunteer crew headed west out of Yarmouth harbour and were quickly on scene with the casualty vessel, where they assessed the situation. The yacht was suffering from intermittent engine failure but was able to make way under sail while escorted by Yarmouth RNLI.
On the approach to Yarmouth Harbour an RNLI volunteer crew member was put onboard the yacht to assist with securing an alongside tow. Once safely in harbour, the vessel was met by Needles Coastguard RescueTeams to be given further assistance and advice.
Yarmouth Lifeboat was ready for service at 7.05pm
The RNLI remains an independent charity that relies on voluntary contributions to fund its lifesaving work.
Teresa Fox, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Yarmouth Lifeboat Station Teresa_fox@rnli.org.uk 07976 731906
Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer SE and London email@example.com
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.