Happisburgh Lifeboat crew called out

The Happisburgh lifeboat approaching the yacht The Happisburgh lifeboat approaching the yacht

Saturday, August 23, 2014
6:24 PM

Lifeboat crews were called out to help a yacht which was believed to be in distress.

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Happisburgh R.N.L.I. Lifeboat Station volunteers were called into action on Saturday , to a yacht which had been anchored of Happisburgh since early morning.

Coast Watch at Happisbugh had been keeping an eye on the yacht and had not seen anyone on board so contacted Humber Coastguard, who in turn requested Happisburgh RNLI Lifeboat to launch in order to check the yacht.

The lifeboat was launched just after 1.30pm and five minutes later were alongside the ‘Barjewel of RHU, where they found the crew safe and well although the yacht had a mechanical problem, which they were working on and expected to finish soon.

Happisburgh crew made sure the crew of the yacht were able to contact Humber Coastguard by radio before returning to station.

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  • So why did they not have their VHF on? COLREGs say you must maintain watch by any means available, including radio. The coastguard would have been trying to contact them by radio before sending out the lifeboat. Poor seamanship.

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    Marshwiggle

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

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