Search

Lowestoft lifeboat called to assist Dutch yacht

PUBLISHED: 10:06 15 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:06 15 March 2017

Lowestoft Lifeboat was called out. Picture: MICK HOWES

Lowestoft Lifeboat was called out. Picture: MICK HOWES

Archant

A small Dutch yacht, which had got into difficulties, was successfully towed back into Lowestoft harbour by the town’s lifeboat crew.

A solo crewman aboard the seven metres long vessel had become “quite exhausted” and needed assistance from Lowestoft’s RNLI lifeboat, Patsy Knight.

The lifeboat was called out at 12.31am this morning (Wednesday) to assist the yacht, which was about seven miles east of Lowestoft.

The vessel was understood to have been on passage from Ijmuiden in the Netherlands when it got into difficulties.

A Lowestoft lifeboat spokesman said: “The solo crewman on the yacht was quite exhausted and the vessel, although under sail, was becalmed in a busy shipping channel as it needed assistance.”

With the lifeboat soon on scene, a crew member went onto the yacht and connected a towline to the vessel, with Patsy Knight towing it back into Lowestoft harbour in the early hours of this morning.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other news

17:26

A popular television star and historian has added his weight to a campaign to save Lowestoft’s record office.

13:00

Police have found a man who went missing after a car ‘flipped three times’ in a crash near Snape Maltings last night.

17:37

It’s not entirely unusual for me to talk to people who have known me for some time and for them to say ‘dude, what is it that 
you do now?’.

17:02

Marking the centenary of the enfranchisement of millions of women, Suffolk’s highly acclaimed, all-female vocal group, Seraphim, will sing out in their honour.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:20

Two cars were badly damaged after a multi-vehicle collision at a busy Lowestoft junction.

Read more
NHS
11:12

A man who bombarded his ex partner with 100 unpleasant text messages and missed calls has been jailed for four-and-a-half months.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

Touching tributes have been paid to a well known photographer and former speedway star.

Read more
Carlton Colville
09:26

Firefighters have tackled a series of bin fires in the Lowestoft area.

Read more
13:00

Police have found a man who went missing after a car ‘flipped three times’ in a crash near Snape Maltings last night.

Read more
Suffolk police

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter