15th May 2021
A smoking motor-cruiser led to the launching of Cowes RNLI lifeboat today (Sat).
The alarm was raised by a man aboard a 31-foot motor-cruiser after seeing smoke pouring from the engine. The motor-cruiser was on its way to a mainland destination following refurbishment work at a River Medina boat-yard, and was accompanied by a RIB helmed by the man’s son.
After dealing with the smoke with an onboard extinguisher the man transferred to the RIB to await the arrival of assistance.
Cowes lifeboat, which had launched at 12.50 pm, eventually gave the motor-cruiser an alongside tow to Trinity Landing at Cowes where it was met by local firemen, coastguard teams from Bembridge and The Needles, and Cowes Harbour personnel.
Cowes lifeboat returned to station at 2.40 pm.