Seahouses lifeboat answers PAN-PAN call from 35ft Yacht

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Seahouses Lifeboat "RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan" under way.

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Lifeboat "RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan" under way.
The yacht had two crew aboard, and one was reported as very sea sick, and the other was concerned that he may not be able to handle the yacht single handedly. Sea conditions at the time were flat calm, with very little wind.

It was decided to assemble the crew, while the yacht’s situation was being assessed. After further consultation with the Coastguard, it was agreed to launch the all-weather lifeboat to the yacht’s assistance.

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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