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Crew escapes sinking yacht

The Cowes RNLI lifeboat.

The Cowes RNLI lifeboat.

Emily Pearce

emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

@IWCPEmily

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 17:00

THE crew of a motor yacht escaped their vessel as it sank in Fishbourne.
Following a call for help to the UK Coastguard at 3am this morning (Sunday), the Cowes RNLI lifeboat was tasked to the stricken Sunseeker motor cruiser, which was taking on water while moored at Fishbourne Creek.
When the lifeboat arrived, however, the crew found the yacht had sunk.
Luckily, the crew had escaped the sinking vessel and was safe on a pontoon.
The Cowes RNLI crew cleared away the debris from the yacht and left the scene in the safe hands of the coastguard team.

 


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