Lifeboat launched to same casualty yacht 2 days later

Lifeboats News Release

Swanage lifeboat was called out on Thursday night when the yacht that had been towed to Swanage on Tuesday again got into difficulties on passage to Weymouth

Swanage all-weather lifeboat

RNLI

Swanage all-weather lifeboat
The lifeboat launched and quickly located the 21' yacht using RADAR and direction finding radio equipment. A crew member was put on board to help secure a tow and steady progress was then made back to Swanage against a strong ebbing tide.
The yacht was again secured to the lifeboat mooring and the crew taken ashore to be met by volunteers from the Swanage Coastguard.
The lifeboat was ready for further service at about 2.00am
ALB Crew: (Coxn) Robert Aggas, Steve Williams, Roydon Woodford, Phil Palmer, Alice Haw, Fergus Holland, Ant Hole
Shore Crew: (Winchman) Andy Redout, Felix Williams, Morgan Woodford, Emily Condie, Jamie Trumper

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