Night-Time Exercise Turned into Reality for Cowes Lifeboat

16th September 2020

The yacht is brought alongside Trinity Landing by Cowes lifeboat.

A routine exercise for the crew of Cowes RNLI lifeboat turned into something more serious last (Tuesday) night when it was tasked to tow a small sailing vessel that had been in difficulty in Stokes Bay.

Having initially headed into the Solent for a towing exercise, the Cowes crew was tasked soon after 9 pm by Coastguards to take over the tow of the sailing boat from Gosport’s independent lifeboat.  It appeared the sailing boat’s crew had been unable to proceed to Cowes in the dark.

Cowes lifeboat, helmed by Myles Hussey, duly towed the craft to Trinity Landing, with a lifeboat crew member aboard, where it was met by a Needles Coastguard team and the lifeboat shore crew.