Drifting yacht towed to safety

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

 

Drifting yacht towed to safety

The rescued yacht moored in Cowes. Picture courtesy of Yarmouth RNLI.

A DRIFTING 80ft yacht with engine failure off the Isle of Wight was rescued by Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

The lifeboat was called to the aid of the yacht, which was off Cowes and dragging its anchor, at around 4.19am. There was concern it was drifting close to shipping lanes.

The yacht was towed to safety in Cowes.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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