23rd September 2018
A yacht that suffered an engine fire in the Solent sparked a rescue operation by
Cowes RNLI lifeboat this afternoon.
The 37-foot Haven Star, with two men and two women on board, reported the fire
while east of Cowes Harbour.
Although the crew managed to put the fire out with two powder extinguishers before
the lifeboat arrived, the yacht’s loss of power meant it still needed its assistance.
A stern tow then took the yacht to its base at Hornet Marina, Haslar, Gosport.
The lifeboat, which launched at 1.10 pm, returned to station at 3.30 pm.