Littlestone Lifeboat aids sinking yacht
Littlestone Lifeboat was called today to a 8 metre yacht after it ran into the Mulberry Harbour and sustained damage to one of its hulls.
The trimaran, is reported to have first got into trouble when it ran out of fuel as it rounded Dungeness Point.
With only slight winds, the yacht entered Romney bay and hit the Mulberry Harbour shortly before 5 o’clock. Coastgaurd alerted the Littlestone Lifeboat who launched to assist the yacht along with members of the Dungeness Coastgaurd.
The Yacht was assisted back to the shore where it will await inspection and repair.
Littlestone Lifeboat Stations Operation Manager Charlie Davis told The Looker: “We will get the guy ashore and get him warmed up and dried off and then evaluate the damage to the yacht”.
One bystander told our reporter: “The guy was very lucky, the lifeboat soon was alongside and started to tow the yacht towards the beach, The man onboard apparently ran out of fuel and did not have an anchor.”