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Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat called to yacht with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

At 15:22 on Monday 22 May 2023, Yarmouth lifeboat 17-25 Eric and Susan Hiscock ‘Wanderer’ was tasked by HM Solent Coastguard to a pan-pan from a small yacht with engine difficulty 0.5 nautical miles west of Yarmouth Harbour.

Photo showing the Yarmouth Lifeboat 17-25 'Eric and Susan Hiscock ‘Wanderer’ at sea and heading right.

Hebe Gregory

The Yarmouth Lifeboat 17-25 'Eric and Susan Hiscock ‘Wanderer’ .

Yarmouth’s volunteer RNLI crew assembled, and the Yarmouth Lifeboat launched at 15.35 and arrived on scene within minutes to the casualty vessel who’s engine had lost power and the two persons onboard.

Once on scene, it was found that Yarmouth Harbour taxi had established a tow to the casualty vessel and the decision was made that the RNLI lifeboat would provide a escort for the Harbour taxi and casualty vessel safely into Yarmouth Harbour.

Once all vessels had returned to Yarmouth, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station at 15:55.

Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat 17-25 Eric and Susan Hiscock ‘Wanderer’ was reported ready for service at 15:57.

Notes to editors

Attached are images of Yarmouth Lifeboat 17-25 Eric and Susan Hiscock ‘Wanderer’ taken by Hebe Gregory - Yarmouth Trainee Lifeboat Press Officer

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