Cowes Lifeboat Station

Powerless Yacht Towed to Safety by Cowes Lifeboat

27th March 2016

The Auroola being towed past Cowes lifeboat station.

The Auroola being towed past Cowes lifeboat station.

A 44 foot yacht that reported engine failure just east of Beaulieu River led to Cowes lifeboat being launched at lunch-time today.

The yacht Auroola, with five people on board, was eventually taken in tow by the lifeboat to Cowes Yacht Haven.

The lifeboat, helmed by Neil Archer, was launched at 12.45 pm and returned to station about an hour later.

Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer

Photo Credit: RNLI Cowes