Flamborough lifeboat called to stricken yacht

The yacht being towed back by Flamborough Lifeboat. Picture by Flamborough Lifeboat
The yacht being towed back by Flamborough Lifeboat. Picture by Flamborough Lifeboat

Flamborough RNLI were called to rescue a stricken yacht last Sunday off South Landing, Flamborough.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 6.45pm on May 26 to help the vessel, which was anchored near South Landing and had run out of fuel. Due to there being no wind, it could not sail back to the harbour.

The inshore lifeboat came alongside the vessel which had two men on board, one from Bridlington and the other from Driffield, and secured a tow line to bring them back to Bridlington Harbour.

En route just offshore from North beach, the crew received a call from the Coastguard to say that they had received information from the Yorkshire Belle, that there was a lot of debris floating around in the sea off North Landing so they asked if the lifeboat could leave the yacht at anchor and make their way to North Landing to investigate.

On arrival at the scene, the crew picked up a gas cylinder, buoys from the end of lobster pots and a palate and then proceeded to head back to the yacht, picked up the tow again and took them back to their mooring in Bridlington Harbour.