RNLI volunteers in Berwick called out to help a yacht which was caught on lobster pot ropes

Volunteer crews from the Berwick RNLI team were called out to assist a yacht that had become trapped on lobster pot ropes.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 5:46 pm
The yacht had lobster pot ropes caught round its rudder. Photo: Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI.

RNLI crews in Berwick were called requested by the UK Coastguard shortly before 6.30pm on Friday, June 18, to launch the all-weather lifeboat (ALB) after a sailing yacht had gotten into difficulty.

It was determined that the inshore lightboat (ILB) would also be required to assist and both boats worked together to free the yacht.

A casualty care trained crew was placed aboard the yacht to monitor a person who was suffering from the effects of seasickness.

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RNLI crews towed the casualty vessel back to Berwick Dock after it was deemed that steering problems and the danger of the yacht being blown onto the rocks was a potential risk.

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