Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat launched to assist 8 metre yacht
The UK Coastguard launched Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat at 16:05 on Wednesday 4 November 2020, after an 8 metre yacht reported mechanical issues.
The UK Coastguard launched Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat at 16:05 on Wednesday 4 November 2020, after an 8 metre yacht reported mechanical issues and concerned it may not be able to enter harbour safely, requested assistance.
The yacht and its three crew were quickly located and taken under tow by the lifeboat and its volunteer crew.
Once the yacht was secured safely alongside in harbour, the lifeboat was stood down and made ready for service, around an hour after the initial call.
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.