Seahouses lifeboat answers PAN-PAN call from 35ft Yacht
At 8:56am on Thursday 14 April, UK Coastguard requested the assistance of Seahouses lifeboat, following a PAN-PAN distress call received from a 35ft yacht, initially reported off Beadnell.
After launching, the lifeboat checked the yacht’s position, as it was now off Ross Links, south of Holy Island. The lifeboat escorted it to a safe mooring at Holy Island, where it was handed into the care of the Holy Island Coastguard Rescue Team, to assist in mooring the yacht, and to assess the condition of the sea sick crew member in case further medical attention was required. Once done, the lifeboat returned to station.
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