28th August

All weather lifeboat launched at 1433 to 12 Mtr Dutch Yacht with broken rudder in vicinity of Mid Swatch buoy, 3 persons onboard, ALB on scene, a crewman was placed onboard to access the damage and after raising the anchor, a tow was established. Under tow, the yacht was veering erratically even with the sea anchor deployed, eventually, the crewman onboard managed to stabilise the yacht’s movement after successfully engaging the emergency tiller. Yacht secured in Queenborough harbour and lifeboat returned to station at 1633. Estly 2.