Lifeboat tows stranded 26ft yacht to shore after engine failure
- Credit: Aldeburgh Lifeboat
A 26ft yacht was towed to shore by rescuers after getting into difficulty near Orford Ness.
Aldeburgh’s all-weather lifeboat, Freddie Cooper, was launched following reports of a yacht having suffered engine failure on Monday afternoon.
The boat was stranded about half-a-mile east of Orford Ness.
One person was still on board.
At 3.14pm, the station received a launch request from the coastguard. Freddie Cooper was launched soon afterwards.
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Once on scene, the crew of the all-weather lifeboat assessed the yacht and attached a tow.
The crew then towed the yacht to the entrance of Harwich Harbour.
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There it was met by the Harwich inshore lifeboat.
It was then accompanied to a safe mooring at Shotley Marina.
The Aldeburgh lifeboat crew returned to the station at 7.50pm.