Cowes Lifeboat Station

Cowes Lifeboat Tows Grounded Yacht to Safety

25th June 2017

A nine metre yacht that went hard aground on the Bramble Bank in the Solent
this evening received help from two lifeboats, including the RNLI’s Cowes-
based Atlantic 85.

The Cowes lifeboat was close-by on exercise when the grounding occurred. With the
help of Hamble lifeboat, Cowes lifeboat eventually took the yacht, which had badly
damaged its rudder, under tow.

The boat, with four people aboard, was taken to Cowes Yacht Haven.

Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer