Date 19th July 2015
Casualty Yacht aground
Wind SW 3
Launch time 1751
Recovery Time 1842
Crew Dave Parry, Robin Nicholls, Matt Bate, Oz Warren
The lifeboat launched to a 26′ yacht which had requested assistance after going aground on the Horse Sand in The Swale.
The lifeboat crew loctaed the yacht half a mike SW of the Sand End Buoy. Two of the six occupants were happy to remain on board until the yacht refloated at around 2am, but the other four requested to be taken off.
They were therefore transferred to the lifeboat, and subsequently landed ashore at Harty Ferry causeway.