Bridlington RNLI assist yacht back to Bridlington harbour
Bridlington all-weather boat Antony Patrick Jones called to assist yacht.
Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew from Bridlington launched at 10:53 pm on the request of the Coastguard on Friday (2 September) to assist a 35-foot yacht that had lost all propulsion after an issue with its propellor. The yacht was approximately 1 mile north of North Landing, Flamborough and was pitching and rolling considerably in the 1.5 metre south easterly swell in the south easterly force 4-5 winds.
It was considered necessary for one of the lifeboat crew to go aboard the yacht to make a full appraisal of the situation. A decision was made to attach a tow rope and the vessels began the return to Bridlington harbour. The towing operation went ahead without any issues and the vessels managed to make it into the harbour with just enough water in an ebbing tide. The yacht was moored safety at the fish market quay and handed over to the Coastguards. The lifeboat was returned to the beach for recovery at 1:15 am.
For regular crew member Jordan Harrison, this tasking was the first rescue in the mechanics position after qualifying as a Shannon mechanic in January 2022. Jordan stated after the rescue ‘It was good to finally put into practice all my training as a mechanic and get down to work in a full rescue’.
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For more information, please call Mike Milner, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected] or call:07751-054052. Please note, photograph by the kind permission of the boat’s owner.
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