Lifeboat called after yacht loses engine power near Lowestoft

The Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat Patsy Knight. Picture: Mick Howes.

The Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat Patsy Knight. Picture: Mick Howes. - Credit: Archant

The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called to help a yacht which had suffered engine failure.

Just after 7pm last night (Tuesday), the crew helped a solo sailor on board the 28 foot yacht named Nautilus – which was making its final approach to Lowestoft Harbour before losing engine power.

A spokesman for the lifeboat said: 'It was struggling to make headway against the tide.

A wind farm vessel named Iceni Conquest, which was in the area, stood by the helpless yacht until the lifeboat arrived and towed the craft into the safety of the harbour.'

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