Veteran Motorboat Gets Helpful Tow Back to Port

1st June 2018

An immaculate 45-year-old motor boat that had engine trouble in the
Solent today was eventually towed to Cowes by the local RNLI lifeboat.

The boat, the 27-foot Mikaela, sailed by a mature couple, had originally
suffered engine failure in the shipping channel. However, another craft
towed it to the safer waters of Osborne Bay, to anchor and await the
arrival of the lifeboat.

After the lifeboat helm Mark Harker transferred crew member Chris
Adams to the motorboat it was towed to Trinity Landing, Cowes, where
it was to rendezvous with the Sea Start marine breakdown service.

Mark said later “Despite its age, the Mikaela was in an excellent
condition apart from with the engine problem and an unreliable radio.”
The lifeboat had launched at 11.58 am and returned to station at 12.40 pm.