12th June 2014
Cowes RNLI lifeboat performed a rescue of convenience in the Solent yesterday, when after paying an important visit to the Hampshire shore it made a minor diversion on its return trip to deal with a broken down motor-cruiser.
The 23 foot Tallugh Holiday, with a couple aboard, had anchored near Gurnard Ledge because of mechanical problems.
When it became clear the problem could not be sorted out by those on board Solent Coastguards asked the lifeboat to assist. This the lifeboat duly did, after completion of a pre-arranged task at Calshot – the fitting by a Division Base electrician of a replacement electrical component linked to the kill cord.
The yacht, being used by the couple for a two day holiday trip out of Gosport, was eventually towed to Shepards Wharf Marina, Cowes.
Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer.
Photo Credit: RNLI/Nick Edwards, Deputy Launching Authority.