Eastbourne lifeboat called out
The volunteer crew of Eastbourne lifeboat were scrambled on Sunday to assist a disabled 12.5 metre yacht which had suffered a mechanical failure.
The yacht with four people on board was two miles from the safety of Sovereign Harbour when it lost all power, according to Eastbourne RNLI.
A lifeboat spokesperson said, “Unable to negotiate the harbour entrance in the prevailing weather conditions, the yachtsmen contacted HM Coastguard for assistance who immediately requested the launch of Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat.
“Quickly on scene the lifeboat crew secured a towline and took the casualty vessel into the marina.”