The Isle of Wight Cowes RNLI Lifeboat has been launched this afternoon. An order to launch was made by the UK Coastguard just after 3pm on Friday afternoon. The crew have been tasked to assist a 50-foot vessel in Osbourne Bay that are having issues with Anchoring.
A couple who experienced an unexpected problem with their anchor chain had to call on the help of Cowes RNLI lifeboat this afternoon.
The couple had diverted their 50-foot yacht to Osborne Bay for a leisure break while on passage from Chichester to Bembridge, when their anchor chain became caught up in boat’s bow-thrust aperture. After launching at 3.26 pm, the lifeboat was soon on the scene. Eventually, with the help of a boat hook and the lifeboat tentatively nudging the yacht’s hull, the chain was successfully dislodged from its unwanted resting place. With the chain and anchor safely stowed away, yacht then set sail for Bembridge, while the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 4 pm.