Yarmouth RNLI respond to a third shout in less than a week

Lifeboats News Release

Yarmouth’s Severn class all weather lifeboat, ‘Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer),’ was tasked to launch by HM Coastguard on Monday 24 May 2021 at 2.13pm to a 45 foot yacht, with a fouled propellor.

Yarmouth RNLI Severn class all weather lifeboat, ‘Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer)’

RNLI / Teresa Fox

Yarmouth RNLI Severn class all weather lifeboat, ‘Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer)’

The stricken sailing yacht was located north east of Yarmouth close to Bouldnor Bay. Once on scene, Yarmouth RNLI’s volunteer crew were able to assess the situation. The yacht’s crew had lost control of their vessel due to what appeared to be a discarded fishing net being wrapped around both the rudder and propellor.

As the boat was unable to make way under either engine or sail, the all weather lifeboat secured an alongside tow ready for the short journey to Yarmouth harbour.

Coxswain, Howard Lester, said ‘Knowing how to call for help when needed meant the yacht and crew were rescued quickly and safely.’

Yarmouth lifeboat returned to her berth and was ready for service at 5.08pm

The RNLI remains an independent charity that relies on voluntary contributions to fund its lifesaving work.

Media contacts:

Teresa Fox, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Yarmouth Lifeboat Station Teresa_fox@rnli.org.uk 07976 731906

Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer SE and London paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk

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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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.

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