Seahouses Lifeboat called to assist 23ft Pleasure Craft with steering failure at Holy Island.
Seahouses Lifeboat was called to assist a 23ft Pleasure Craft with steering failure at Holy Island.
At 15:55hr on Sunday 6th September 2020, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of a 23ft pleasure craft with four persons on board. The craft had suffered steering failure, and had anchored just south of Holy Island. Sea conditions were good, and the boat was in no immediate danger.
On arrival of the lifeboat at Holy Island, the crew assessed the pleasure craft’s situation, and after discussion between the Lifeboat Coxswain and the occupants of the casualty vessel, it was agreed to take it in tow back to Seahouses. The boat was safely towed to Seahouses, arriving at 18:30hr that day, where it was met by the Seahouses Coastguard Team. Arrangements would be made to later repair the boat’s steering problem. The lifeboat then returned to station.
Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manger Ian Clayton commented, “ This was a straight forward tow in job, without any issues. We hope they can get repairs done without problem. They did the right thing by putting down an anchor and requesting assistance. Fortunately, weather conditions were very good.”
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