BREAKING ISLE OF WIGHT

Bembridge lifeboat launched to rescue 26ft yacht with two crew onboard

bembridge lifeboat launched to rescue 26ft yacht with two crew onboard

Bembridge RNLI lifeboat was launched at 6.50pm this evening in response to a request from UK (Solent) Coastguard to locate and assist a 26ft yacht with engine failure with two crew onboard, one of whom, the skipper, was unwell, that was reported to be 27 miles south of Ventnor.

The yacht was duly located at around 7.40pm somewhat closer than originally reported and as there was a 2-3m swell running, a tow line was quickly transferred to the yacht and she was towed into Bembridge Harbour.

Having put her safely alongside the Visitors Pontoon, the Alfred Albert Williams then returned to the Boathouse and was recovered by 11.45pm.