Another-Double-for-Eastbourne-RNLI

Byline: Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon (15.00hrs 20 July) in response to a call for help from a 34ft yacht with 3 people on board which had suffered engine failure whilst approaching Sovereign Harbour.
Page Content: Unable to safely negotiate the Harbour entrance under sail alone, the crew of the 34ft sailing yacht called for assistance from Dover coastguard. Eastbourne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was soon on scene and took the vessel under tow and passed the vessel to the harbour workboat in the outer harbour.

On their way out of harbour to assist the yacht, the volunteer lifeboat crew observed a 38ft motor cruiser with 5 people on board which had strayed from the buoyed channel and had run aground. Once the yacht was in the safe hands of the harbour workboat crew the ALB returned to the beached cruiser. Crewman Richard Larmour was transferred to the stricken vessel and, with the approval of the cruiser’s skipper, a towline was rigged and the vessel dragged from the mud back into the dredged channel from where it made its own way into the marina locks. 

Byline: Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon (15.00hrs 20 July) in response to a call for help from a 34ft yacht with 3 people on board which had suffered engine failure whilst approaching Sovereign Harbour.
Page Content: Unable to safely negotiate the Harbour entrance under sail alone, the crew of the 34ft sailing yacht called for assistance from Dover coastguard. Eastbourne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was soon on scene and took the vessel under tow and passed the vessel to the harbour workboat in the outer harbour.

On their way out of harbour to assist the yacht, the volunteer lifeboat crew observed a 38ft motor cruiser with 5 people on board which had strayed from the buoyed channel and had run aground. Once the yacht was in the safe hands of the harbour workboat crew the ALB returned to the beached cruiser. Crewman Richard Larmour was transferred to the stricken vessel and, with the approval of the cruiser’s skipper, a towline was rigged and the vessel dragged from the mud back into the dredged channel from where it made its own way into the marina locks.