Lowestoft lifeboat called to assist yacht with engine failure

PUBLISHED: 09:38 20 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:38 20 July 2015

Lowestoft Lifeboat, Patsy Knight. Picture: ERIC JOHNSTONE

Lowestoft Lifeboat, Patsy Knight. Picture: ERIC JOHNSTONE


The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called to the aid of a yacht which had broken down near Kessingland.

The ‘Patsy Knight’ was called out yesterday afternoon (Sunday), at 1.30pm, to assist the yacht.

Lifeboat Coxswain John Fox said: “We were called out at 1.30pm to help a yacht which had broken down off Kessingland whilst out for a day’s sailing.

“We located the 40ft yacht called ‘Sweet Promise’ four miles south-east of Lowestoft and the two crew on board told us that they were unable to make any headway because the engines had failed.

“There was a good southerly breeze blowing as we took the vessel in tow and brought her safely back to her mooring at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club at Lowestoft.”

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