Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat launched to assist yacht with mechanical failure

Lifeboats News Release

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.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Yacht under tow
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 whilst on its passage northwards.

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.

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