Yacht with engine failure assisted by Aberystwyth RNLI
Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboat was launched to assist a 36 foot yacht that experienced engine failure as it returned to the harbour.
An attempt by the four crew on board the yacht to drop the anchor was unsuccessful, and in consequence the vessel was drifting onto rocks on the south side of the harbour entrance. A 999 call was made from the yacht to request immediate assistance.
The volunteer crew of Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboat were quickly on the scene of the incident, and in calm sea conditions took up an alongside tow, safely returning the yacht to their berth in the harbour.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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