Yacht entangled by rope freed by help of Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI
Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI was tasked by HM Coastguard on 31 May 2023 at 12.40pm to assist a yacht which had got into difficulties.
The crew made haste on the Atlantic 85 lifeboat, to the vessel which was approximately six miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Weather conditions were cloudy, with wind force 3-4, and sea state slight.
The 16 foot yacht, was being sailed by a lone sailor and had become entangled in lobster pot rope around the rudder and prop.
The crew on entering the water and on further inspection, were able to free the rope from the vessel enabling the sailor to make his own way back to Berwick-upon-Tweed as there was no damage to the vessel.
RNLI Helmsman Michael Percy, said: ‘It was a routine shout and so easy done, the skipper was unable to release himself so called for assistance, we were just happy to be able to assist without damage being done to his vessel.’
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