YACHT IN DIFFICULTY OFF BEADNELL

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At 18.08hrs on Saturday 23 May 2015, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, following a call from a small yacht off Beadnell with two persons on board, in some difficulty in choppy sea and swell. One crew member was seasick, and the yacht was having difficulty making way.

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Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat RNLB “Grace Darling” was launched and headed to the yacht’s position. The yacht had tried to make for Newton Haven, but had to divert back to Seahouses because of the sea conditions. The Lifeboat escorted the yacht back into Seahouses, sheltering it from the rougher water. At Seahouses, the yacht and its crew were passed into the care of the local shore based Coastguard Rescue Officers.

The seasick crew member made a full recovery once safely ashore, and both crew members thanked both the Coastguards and the Lifeboat Crew, for their assistance, which had been greatly appreciated.

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