Single-handed-yachtsman-assisted-by-Margate-RNLI

Byline: A single-handed yachtsman has been assisted by the volunteer crew of Margate’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat today (21 May).
Page Content: The yacht was around two miles off Westgate-on-Sea and on passage to Dover when machinery problems on board left the craft disabled, forcing the occupant to contact coastguards at Dover and ask for assistance. Margate’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was tasked to the incident and a nearby fishery protection vessel also stood by the yacht until the lifeboat arrived.

A tow line was secured to the yacht and the lifeboat towed the disabled craft to Ramsgate harbour where it was secured safely alongside.

Notes to editors
• Margate lifeboat station has been operating since 1860. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/margate

RNLI media contacts
• Peter Barker, RNLI Margate Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Tel: 07974 064304, email: Peter_Barker@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen, RNLI Press Officer, ( (London/East/South East)
• 0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

Byline: A single-handed yachtsman has been assisted by the volunteer crew of Margate’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat today (21 May).
Page Content: The yacht was around two miles off Westgate-on-Sea and on passage to Dover when machinery problems on board left the craft disabled, forcing the occupant to contact coastguards at Dover and ask for assistance. Margate’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was tasked to the incident and a nearby fishery protection vessel also stood by the yacht until the lifeboat arrived.

A tow line was secured to the yacht and the lifeboat towed the disabled craft to Ramsgate harbour where it was secured safely alongside.




Notes to editors
• Margate lifeboat station has been operating since 1860. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/margate


RNLI media contacts
• Peter Barker, RNLI Margate Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Tel: 07974 064304, email: Peter_Barker@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen, RNLI Press Officer, ( (London/East/South East)
• 0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789