Latest launch information:19th September 2020
A few hours after the previous incident, just before 5.00pm, the all-weather lifeboat was again called out, this time the volunteer crew were asked to assist a yacht with a failed engine drifting rapidly west on a strong ebb tide.
The yacht’s original reported position was south os Anvil Point, an updated position gave them off Winspit and the yacht was finally located south of St Albans Head - testament to the spring tide ebbing fast. The four persons on board were happy to handle rigging a tow and slow progress towards Poole Harbour followed. Coincidentally, Poole Lifeboat was concluding dealing with a casualty vessel in the East Looe channel and they were happy to take over the tow, close to Brownsea Island, and continue to the yacht’s destination. Swanage lifeboat was then released to return to station, closing down just before 8.00pm
- Sea state:Slight
- Launch time:16:58
- Recovery time:19:53
- Location:St Albans Head
(Coxn) Tom Greasty
ALB Shore Crew:
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