Ramsgate launch to exhausted sailor. Credit: RNLI/Ian Cannon

The lifeboat crew were tasked to a yacht, about 10m in length anchored to the North Thanet buoy, some 13 miles east of Ramsgate, and on arrival at the scene…

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…