Lifeboats called to help two yachts off Norfolk coast
Lifeboats were called to help two yachts after they got into trouble off the Norfolk coast.
Lowestoft’s lifeboat was called to help a vessel 20 miles from the coast at around 6.30pm today (Thursday, August 9).
The 40ft yacht, which had two people aboard, was suffering from a problem with its motor.
A HM Coastguard spokesman said those aboard the vessel “did not feel confident” using the sails due to adverse weather.
Meanwhile, a lifeboat from Gorleston was called to assist two people aboard a 30ft yacht off the coast.
The vessel was also suffering with motor problems. The lifeboat was called at 5.40pm.