Lyme lifeboat launched after yacht loses mast

PUBLISHED: 09:35 31 October 2011

Lyme Regis lifeboat

Lyme Regis lifeboat

G Horobin

Crew stood by in case the vessel became a hazard to other shipping

LYME Regis lifeboat was launched early yesterday morning (Sunday) when a 22ft yacht became dismasted in the town’s harbour.

Portland coastguards requested the RNLI launch at 5.50am to investigate whether there was anyone on board or the yacht was a danger to other vessels.

The lifeboat and its crew of three waited at the foot of the slipway while shore crew and coastguards inspected the yacht from the harbour wall.

The lifeboat was stood down at 6. 10am, when it was clear there was no-one on board and no threat to other vessels.


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