View as PDF

Yacht with fouled propeller assisted by Poole Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Poole all - weather lifeboat was tasked this evening (June 22) at 7.15pm to assist a 12 metre yacht with 3 people on-board.

The yacht had fouled its propeller out in Poole Bay, and had been taken under tow by another vessel, when Solent Coastguard tasked the Poole lifeboat volunteers to assist and take over the tow.

As the lifeboat headed out the weather, was closing in, with banks of sea mist and lightening in the distance, the crew located the stricken vessel by Old Harry Rocks.

A tow was secured and the all-weather lifeboat brought the vessel back to Poole Quay oat haven, the lifeboat then returned to station and was ready for service by 20.45pm.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Anne-Marie Clark, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on07887 855073 - or Dave Riley, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07795 015042 - or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.


The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland