West Mersea lifeboat tows yacht after problem with dragging anchor

Lifeboat tows stricken vessel.

Lifeboat tows stricken vessel. - Credit: Archant

The West Mersea Lifeboat helped the skipper of the yacht Aldebarn as the vessel was dragging its anchor in the River Blackwater.

The RNLI crew then towed the yacht to a mooring in Mersea Quarters.

The South Woodham Coastguard Team kept the boat under observation.

Crews were called to the scene at 7.34am yesterday.