Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat launched to assist yacht with mechanical failure
Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat were tasked by the UK Coastguard at 4pm on Saturday 18 July 2020 in order to assist a 10m yacht which had suffered mechanical failure.
The yacht, with three people onboard, was already under tow by an Eyemouth dive boat when the UK Coastguard requested the lifeboat assist with the entry to port.
Once on scene, just to the east of Eyemouth, the tow was transferred from the dive boat and the yacht was placed alongside the lifeboat and taken into harbour where it was placed safely alongside the pontoon, with assistance from Eyemouth Coastguard.
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.