Thursday, 12 April 2012

Abandoned Vessel - Grounded

Both Swanage Lifeboats put to sea last night to locate, tow and beach an abandoned vessel that was a hazard to shipping.

The Swanage Coastguard Team (Dee, Austen and Gareth) assisted the RNLI shore crew to bring the boat onto the rocks near Swanage. A block and tackle was used to haul the boat up the beach with the lifeboat pulling. A shout of ‘stop stop stop’ used just before the tackle was about to fail.

The yacht is ashore but beach users are advised to keep clear due to unspent fuel and other dangers.

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