Ilfracombe RNLI Lifeboat launches to assist 36ft yacht

Ilfracombe RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched on Monday to a report of a 36 foot yacht with 3 people on board broken down and drifting off Woody Bay.

The yacht 'Jobo' was on passage from Bristol to Ilfracombe when it suffered gear box failure and was becalmed.

The lifeboat located the yacht drifting off Lee Bay 10 miles to the east of Ilfracombe. 2 crewmen from the lifeboat were transferred on to the yacht and a tow line was set up.

The yacht was then towed back to Ilfracombe Harbour arriving at 6pm.

Date Added - 23-Jun-2009

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