Yacht-Aground-and-jet-skiers-in-difficulty-–-Cardwell-Bay

Byline: At 1511 hours on Friday 12th July, 2013 Belfast Coastguard requested Helensburgh RNLI lifeboat to go to help refloat a yacht that was aground in Cardwell Bay off Greenock.
Page Content: It appeared the yacht had been cut from its mooring earlier in the day and had drifted ashore.
 Once on scene the lifeboat crew and the yacht’s owner managed to refloat it; fortunately it had sustained only minor damage. After ensuring that the yacht’s owner returned it safely back to a mooring, the lifeboat crew was asked if they could check on two jetskis in Cardwell Bay as it appeared that one them had broken down. After investigating, the lifeboat crew reported that one of the jetskis had stopped when the driver had fallen off. Although the jetski had a ‘kill switch’ which cut the engine, the key had become detached from the driver’s wrist when he fell off. While the lifeboat was alongside the two jetskis, the ‘key’ was recovered from the water, allowing the jetskis to continue.
 The lifeboat then returned to base, reporting ready for service again at 1640 hours.”
Byline: At 1511 hours on Friday 12th July, 2013 Belfast Coastguard requested Helensburgh RNLI lifeboat to go to help refloat a yacht that was aground in Cardwell Bay off Greenock.
Page Content: It appeared the yacht had been cut from its mooring earlier in the day and had drifted ashore.
 Once on scene the lifeboat crew and the yacht's owner managed to refloat it; fortunately it had sustained only minor damage. After ensuring that the yacht's owner returned it safely back to a mooring, the lifeboat crew was asked if they could check on two jetskis in Cardwell Bay as it appeared that one them had broken down. After investigating, the lifeboat crew reported that one of the jetskis had stopped when the driver had fallen off. Although the jetski had a 'kill switch' which cut the engine, the key had become detached from the driver's wrist when he fell off. While the lifeboat was alongside the two jetskis, the 'key' was recovered from the water, allowing the jetskis to continue.
 The lifeboat then returned to base, reporting ready for service again at 1640 hours."