Published: 18:35, 02 October 2019
| Updated: 18:35, 02 October 2019
A yacht and two crew members were rescued today by the RNLI after getting into difficulty off Dungeness.
Dungeness’ Shannon-class lifeboat, ‘The Morrell’ was called out after the crew called the UK Coastguard at around 9.24am this morning, reporting sailing difficulties and fuel problems in windy conditions.
Coxswain Stuart Adams and his volunteer crew were tasked to assist the 9m yacht, six miles east of Dungeness, and established that the two crew had exhausted all possible means of getting the vessel to safety and needed assistance.
A crewman was then put on board the casualty vessel where they established a tow line, and the yacht and crew were towed to safety in Dover.
Coxswain Stuart Adams said: "The casualty were very unlucky to have experienced fuel problems and had also lost their jib in the windy weather. They made the correct call to contact the UK Coastguard and ask for assistance when the conditions became too difficult to manage."
Dungeness lifeboat station has been operating since 1826. To learn more about Dungeness lifeboat station, which has been operating since 1826, go to www.dungenesslifeboat.org.uk
Dungeness’ Shannon-class lifeboat was the first Shannon lifeboat in the fleet and came to station in 2014.