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Byline: Eastbourne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at 21.00 on Wednesday night to assist a visiting yachtsman in his 6m electric powered craft which was running low on charge
Page Content: The visiting yachtsman on passage to his home port was attempting to enter Sovereign Harbour but after a long day at sea found there was insufficient charge left in his batteries to navigate the harbour entrance. Being too far offshore for the marina workboat to assist he contacted Dover Coastguard for help they in turn requested the launch of Eastbourne’s inshore lifeboat. The volunteer lifeboat crew were on scene within a few minutes, a crewman was transferred to the stricken craft who prepared a towline. The vessel was then taken to the safety of the marina locks.
Byline: Eastbourne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at 21.00 on Wednesday night to assist a visiting yachtsman in his 6m electric powered craft which was running low on charge
Page Content: The visiting yachtsman on passage to his home port was attempting to enter Sovereign Harbour but after a long day at sea found there was insufficient charge left in his batteries to navigate the harbour entrance. Being too far offshore for the marina workboat to assist he contacted Dover Coastguard for help they in turn requested the launch of Eastbourne’s inshore lifeboat. The volunteer lifeboat crew were on scene within a few minutes, a crewman was transferred to the stricken craft who prepared a towline. The vessel was then taken to the safety of the marina locks.