Weymouth lifeboat called to assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 11 August, Weymouth RNLI's all weather lifeboat was called to assist a 13m sailing yacht.

RNLI/Grace Edmonds

Weymouth RNLI All-weather Lifeboat, Ernest & Mable
The yacht's rudder had been caught on the string of a lobster pot approximately 4 nautical miles south of Lulworth.

Unable to free themselves, the yacht called for assistance and the lifeboat arrived on scene at 9:10am.

Helping the yacht to come free from the string, the lifeboat set off to return to the station and was safely docked at 10:50am.

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