Lifeboat tows stranded 26ft yacht to shore after engine failure

Aldeburgh’s all-weather lifeboat, Freddie Cooper, towed a 26ft yacht to shore after it suffered engi

Aldeburghs all-weather lifeboat, Freddie Cooper, towed a 26ft yacht to shore after it suffered engine failure near Orford Ness. Picture: ALDEBURGH LIFEBOAT - 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.

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