Ramsgate RNLI called out in Force 6 winds to stranded yacht

Ramsgate RNLI called to the stranded yacht Photo Simon Crow

Ramsgate’s all-weather lifeboat was called out to a 30 foot yacht stranded off Ramsgate this morning (July 30).

An RNLI crew of seven left Ramsgate harbour in extreme conditions, with a force 6 wind coming from a south westerly direction,  at around 11.40am.

The yacht had left Ramsgate to return to Burnham in Essex, when the sole person onboard had to issue a Mayday  due to engine failure.

The lifeboat brought the craft safely back to Ramsgate marina  and gently manoeuvred it onto the pontoons.