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Lowestoft lifeboat called out to aid yacht

PUBLISHED: 18:08 25 June 2014 | UPDATED: 07:17 26 June 2014

Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called out this morning (Wednesday, June 25) to go to the aid of a yacht with engine failure. Picture: MICK HOWES

Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called out this morning (Wednesday, June 25) to go to the aid of a yacht with engine failure. Picture: MICK HOWES

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Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called out this morning (Wednesday) to go to the aid of a yacht with engine failure.

The Spirit of Lowestoft all weather lifeboat was launched just before noon to help the two man crew of the yacht Juliette, which was three miles north of the port.

Although the vessel was under sail power when the lifeboat arrived, the yachtsmen were unable to safely navigate into the harbour entrance in the north easterly moderate breeze without the assistance of an engine.

The lifeboat crew swiftly connected a towline and brought the disabled vessel safely into the town’s yacht basin, arriving at 1pm.

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