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Lowestoft lifeboat called to aid stranded German yacht

12:40 20 July 2014

The RNLI "Spirit of Lowestoft" lifeboat was called out. Picture: NICK BUTCHER.

The RNLI "Spirit of Lowestoft" lifeboat was called out. Picture: NICK BUTCHER.

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Lowestoft lifeboat was called out to aid a German yacht, which had broken down near the harbour entrance.

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The volunteer RNLI crew from the Spirit of Lowestoft lifeboat were alerted about 4.30pm yesterday (Saturday) following reports that the 45ft yacht, called Tin Lizzie, had suffered engine failure.

The broken down yacht had got into difficulties about half a mile south east of the harbour entrance after suffering engine failure, which had been caused by a problem with a fuel line.

A spokesman for the lifeboat said the yacht was not able to get into the harbour, and Lowestoft lifeboat successfully towed the vessel into Hamilton Dock.

Two Coastguard Rescue Officers from the Lowestoft and Southwold team were out on patrol, at the time and they were tasked with meeting the lifeboat and yacht.

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