Lifeboat Launched To Help Broken Down Yacht
The St. Mary’s lifeboat ‘The Whiteheads’ under the command of Stuart Hitchens was launched at 4.30pm this afternoon to assist a small vessel that got into difficulty.
Falmouth Coastguard was called by the solo sailor on board the yacht ‘Sheldro’ that was drifting in light winds about 5 miles west of Bishop Rock.
It had gearbox problems and in the still conditions was unable to make any progress.
The lifeboat attached a line and towed her into St. Mary’s harbour.