29th May

All weather lifeboat launched at 1655 in response to a Pan Pan call from a 15mtr Belgium yacht with machinery and sail failure, 4 persons on board, position just South of the Shivering Sand Towers, another yacht was standing by the casualty and relaying VHF communications. ALB on scene at 1740, a crewman was placed on board and the craft was safely under tow at 1745. The casualty craft was towed to Queenborough Harbour, where it was secured at 1940, ALB returned to station and ready for service at 2025. SW 5/6.