Helensburgh-RNLI-Lifeboat-attends-vessel-aground—Strone-Point

Byline: At 1521 hours on Thursday 12th June 2014 Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat after they received a request for assistance from the crew of a 36′ yacht which had gone aground off Strone Point.
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The lifeboat crew was launched.  Once on scene, the crew established that the vessel was well and truly aground and would not refloat until later in the evening on the flood tide.  The yacht was wedged between rocks and was listing heavily although it did not appear to have suffered any hull damage.  The lifeboat crew set out an anchor and assisted the yacht’s crew ashore, thereafter returning to base. 

Later in the evening the Dunoon Coastguard, who had been monitoring the situation, contacted the lifeboat station and advised that the yacht was on the point of refloating and that no further RNLI involvement was required.

Byline: At 1521 hours on Thursday 12th June 2014 Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat after they received a request for assistance from the crew of a 36' yacht which had gone aground off Strone Point.
Page Content:

The lifeboat crew was launched.  Once on scene, the crew established that the vessel was well and truly aground and would not refloat until later in the evening on the flood tide.  The yacht was wedged between rocks and was listing heavily although it did not appear to have suffered any hull damage.  The lifeboat crew set out an anchor and assisted the yacht's crew ashore, thereafter returning to base. 

Later in the evening the Dunoon Coastguard, who had been monitoring the situation, contacted the lifeboat station and advised that the yacht was on the point of refloating and that no further RNLI involvement was required.