Date: Wednesday 25th July 2012
Wind: W 1
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1745hrs
Time of return: 1930hrs
Boats launched: ALB
Reason: Amble Lifeboat station received it’s third evening call for assistance this week,
when HM Coastguard requested them to go to the assistance of a small 7 metre yacht ‘The Happy Lass’,
that had encountered engine failure 6 miles north of Amble and 1.5 miles off Howick cove.
The Amble All-weather Lifeboat ‘The Four Boys’ was launched at 17.45hrs
Reaching the casualty within 20 mins of receiving the call, a tow was made and the Lifeboat proceeded to tow the yacht back to it’s mooring in Amble arriving back at the Harbour at 19.30hrs.
Again as reported yesterday the fact that the causality had the correct safety equipment on board and importantly a VHF radio helped to make a swift and successful conclusion to this call out for assistance.