Lifeboat Launched To Help Broken Down Yacht

lifeboat May 2015

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.