Marine / French yacht towed in after suffering engine failure

Lerwick lifeboat took the yacht under tow. Photo: RNLI

THE LERWICK lifeboat was called out just after midday on Tuesday to assist a French registered yacht that had suffered engine failure three miles east of Helli Ness at Cunningsburgh.

The yacht with three people on board was taken under tow before arriving at Lerwick Harbour at around 2pm.

Deputy coxswain Tommy Goudie said: “The skipper of the vessel did the right thing in contacting the coastguard as soon as they realised they needed assistance.

“Their yacht is well equipped but had suffered an engine failure which they were unable to repair at sea and our volunteer crew were pleased to be able to assist.”