Helensburgh-RNLI-Lifeboat-Attends-Vessel-Adrift-Off-Greenock

Byline: At 1832 hours on Saturday 31st May, 2014 Belfast Coastguard contacted the Helensburgh RNLI to advise that there was a small vessel adrift off the esplanade at Greenock.
Page Content: As there were no other vessels in the area, the Coastguard requested that the lifeboat go to their assistance.  The lifeboat was launched.  At 1855 hours, the lifeboat crew advised that they were alongside the vessel, a 16’ yacht with a small outboard engine, and intended to tow it to Cardwell Bay.  Apparently their engine had failed and they were unable to use the sails.  Once the casualty was safely back on its mooring, the  lifeboat returned to station.
Byline: At 1832 hours on Saturday 31st May, 2014 Belfast Coastguard contacted the Helensburgh RNLI to advise that there was a small vessel adrift off the esplanade at Greenock.
Page Content: As there were no other vessels in the area, the Coastguard requested that the lifeboat go to their assistance.  The lifeboat was launched.  At 1855 hours, the lifeboat crew advised that they were alongside the vessel, a 16’ yacht with a small outboard engine, and intended to tow it to Cardwell Bay.  Apparently their engine had failed and they were unable to use the sails.  Once the casualty was safely back on its mooring, the  lifeboat returned to station.