Seahouses RNLI called to yacht dragging anchor at Holy Island
At 10.52pm on Thursday 6th October 2022, HM Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat, to go to the assistance of a 30ft yacht at Holy Island haven.
'This was quite a challenging job, with a strong tidal flow being whipped up by a strong gusty wind, making sea conditions rough at times. The darkness and the risk from other craft close by, and the mooring lines in the water, all made it a tricky job. However, we eventually succeeded and got him safely moored up.'
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