Yarmouth Lifeboat called out twice

By Jon Moreno

Sunday, July 20, 2014


YARMOUTH RNLI lifeboat was called out to rescue stricken vessels off the Isle of Wight yesterday (Saturday).

At around 1.20pm, the lifeboat and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service went to the aid of a dive boat, moored at Yarmouth harbour, following a report of a fire on board.

On their arrival, the vessel, with a crew of two, had nothing more than an overheated engine.

Firefighters from Yarmouth and Newport were called as a precaution.

Yarmouth lifeboat towed the vessel in the harbour when it was deemed safe to do so by fire officers.

At around 10pm, the lifeboat was called to rescue a three-man crew aboard a 22ft motor boat which broke down in Christchurch Bay, Dorset.

The vessel had engine failure and was towed back to Yarmouth, arriving in port at midnight.  

"It has been a busy week for the crew so far. The two call outs yesterday brought this week's tally to six," said coxswain Howard Lester.

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