Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat called to a report of a yacht in difficulties
Aldeburgh's all-weather lifeboat, Freddie Cooper, was launched after a report of a 26 foot yacht, with engine failure, half a mile east of Orford Ness, with one person on board.
At 3.14pm there was a launch request by UK Coastguard, with the all-weather lifeboat (ALB) being launched soon afterwards.
Once on scene, the crew of the Freddie Cooper assessed the casualty then established a tow. The ALB then towed the yacht to the entrance of Harwich Harbour, where it was met by Harwich inshore lifeboat (ILB) and accompanied to a safe mooring at Shotley Marina.
Aldeburgh ALB returned to station at 7.50pm.
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