ILB Tows Single Handed Yacht to Safety

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Published on: September 22, 2012

A singlehanded sailor on passage from Falmouth to Baltimore called for assistance as darkness fell last night 21 September 2012. His yacht was at a position West of the Stags when he realised that he would not be able to make landfall alone safely. The Coastguard alerted Baltimore Lifeboat Station. The inshore Lifeboat Bessie was launched just after 22:00 reaching the yacht at 22:30. Tadhg Collins and Youen Jacob went on board to help stow the sails and to secure a tow-line. Helm Micheal Cottrell then towed the yacht to Baltimore Harbour, where she was moored up to the pontoon at 23:30 approx. The lifeboat was then given a deep clean in preparation for the following days all weather lifeboat naming celebrations of the Tamar class lifeboat, Alan Massey.

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