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Lifeboat launched to assist yacht with engine trouble and fouled propeller

THE RNLI Angle lifeboat was requested to launch at 3:58pm on Tuesday (Nov 1) to assist a 12 meter yacht with engine difficulties and a fouled propeller just south of the outfall buoy, east of Valero refinery.

The lifeboat launched and proceeded to the yacht’s position, by which time they had managed to free the foul and restart their engine.

The casualties were making steady progress back to Milford marina, therefore the lifeboat escorted the yacht to make sure they arrived safely.

With the yacht now safely alongside Milford lock pits and awaiting the next locking in, the lifeboat was stood down to return to station.

The RNLI explained that with the weather conditions deteriorating, the lifeboat headed home into fresh westerly wind averaging 40kts, heavy rain and at times poor visibility.

The lifeboat arrived back on the slip and was readied for service once more at 4:54pm.

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