23rd August

All weather lifeboat launched at 1335 to 44ft Dutch yacht with fouled propeller in vicinity of Princes Channel No 5 buoy, there were 3 persons onboard and no VHF, another yacht was standing by him and holding the casualty clear of the main shipping channel. ALB on scene at 1425, crewman placed onboard to assist in securing tow, with the tow secured, the ALB made passage back to Queenborough harbour, where the casualty craft was secured at 1735, ALB returning to station at 1747. Wstly 4/5.