Dismasted yacht under tow. Credit: RNLI/Ian Cannon

Ramsgate's all weather lifeboat was launched to assist a small yacht which had been dismasted after a collision with a container ship 24 miles east of the town.

Twelve rescued from dismasted yacht. Credit: Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service rescuers came to the aid of a stricken 40-foot yacht on Saturday, 1 October, when it lost its mast while sailing in the Solent.

Photo credit: Gosport NCI & GAFIRS

Rescuers were launched three times last weekend to assist two yachts and a catamaran in distress in the Solent. Lifeboat crews from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS), based…

Coastguard jetstream aerial

HM Coastguard now has a new eye in the sky, as a Jetstream 41 turboprop aircraft is being trialled as part of a development to support our search and rescue…

PBO September 2016 cover

In the September 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...

Stricken yacht rescued from Shingles Bank

A 30ft Dutch yacht with a broken rudder was rescued in treacherous conditions just west of the notorious Shingles Bank off the Needles Rocks, Isle of Wight.