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Byline: Holyhead all-weather Severn class lifeboat launched to a 33ft yacht dismasted in force 7 winds.
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At 2.20am on Saturday the Holyhead all-weather lifeboat and her volunteer crew were called out to help a 33ft Sigma yacht with three people on board.

The vessel had got into difficulties 8 miles out when their mast broke free leaving the vessel helpless in force 7 winds in huge seas off the Skerries Light.

The Coxswain asked if the yacht crew were able to cut free the debris as weather conditions made it hazardous to pass lifeboat crew to teh yacht to assist in big sea swell.

This was done and lifeboat and crew escorted vessel under her own power to Holyhead marina after 6 hours.

The crew made theHolyhead lifeboat ready for service again before going home to their loved ones.

Holyhead coastguard co-ordinated the callout.

Byline: Holyhead all-weather Severn class lifeboat launched to a 33ft yacht dismasted in force 7 winds.
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At 2.20am on Saturday the Holyhead all-weather lifeboat and her volunteer crew were called out to help a 33ft Sigma yacht with three people on board.

The vessel had got into difficulties 8 miles out when their mast broke free leaving the vessel helpless in force 7 winds in huge seas off the Skerries Light.

The Coxswain asked if the yacht crew were able to cut free the debris as weather conditions made it hazardous to pass lifeboat crew to teh yacht to assist in big sea swell.

This was done and lifeboat and crew escorted vessel under her own power to Holyhead marina after 6 hours.

The crew made theHolyhead lifeboat ready for service again before going home to their loved ones.

Holyhead coastguard co-ordinated the callout.