New Brighton Lifeboat launches to help stricken yacht and crew

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew from New Brighton Lifeboat launched, 7.28pm Monday 4 October 2021 to a report of a 36ft yacht reporting a power failure in River Mersey.

New Brighton lifeboat launched to a report of a stricken yacht in the river Mersey off the Crosby coastline.

New Brighton volunteer crew launched and were tasked by HM coastguard, Monday 4 October at 7.28pm to assist a 36ft yacht which had experienced engine failure in the river Mersey.

The Yacht was located with two persons on board and once the yacht was secure and persons on board confirmed safe and well the Lifeboat crew set up a tow line and towed the yacht back to Liverpool Marina.

Once in the safety of the Marina, the crew left the yacht and returned to the lifeboat station where the boat was washed down and refuelled ready for the next tasking.

Paul New, Deputy Launching Authority, New Brighton Lifeboat said ‘Despite having a complete engine failure, the crew were well equipped for every eventuality and had alternative means to raise the alarm. It is essential to have the correct equipment on board any vessel you use and in this instance the quick thinking of the crew allowed for a swift rescue, preventing further incident.’

If you see someone in trouble at the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

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