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Boats Rescued off Suffolk’s Coast

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Lowestoft’s lifeboat responded to a mayday call over the weekend – with the rescue of a yacht taking 8 hours.

The 32 foot Dutch vessel got into difficulty 42 miles off the Suffolk coast and in a busy shipping, after it suffered electrical problems on Friday night.

A large passenger ferry had been standing by to help – but the yacht was eventually towed into Lowestoft early on Saturday morning.

Then – on Monday evening a 23ft motor-sailing cruiser needed Lifeboat assistance  after it developed engine problems a mile off the coast at Benacre.

Reoprts for the crew at Lowestoft’s Lifeboat, said – ‘the sea was quite choppy with a nort east breeze and the cruiser couldn’t make a lot of headway.’

So, the vessel with two men – and a dog on board, was towed back to Lowestoft – as pictured here on the Lifeboat’s Twitter account:


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