Here are the details.
At 18:22 last night Humber Coastguard paged our ALB to locate and assist a 10m yacht suffering engine failure around 10 miles south of flambrough head.
Once in the water roughly 40 minutes later, the All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) arrived on scene, with a south-easterly, force 6 and 2 metre swell it was decided by Coxswain Steve Emmerson to place two crew aboard the casualty vessel.
The crew made the ALB ready to transfer Jordan Harrison and Sarah Berry to the yacht and with the rough conditions this wasn’t an easy task. Once the coxswain manoeuvred the lifeboat alongside the crew had to pick the right time to go.
When on the yacht, the two crew assessed the lone sailor and decided he was well enough to stay aboard the yacht.
The decision was made to tow the yacht for the two- hour trip back to Bridlington harbour.
Once inside Bridlington harbour the lifeboat brought the yacht alongside and took it to a visitors pontoon and left it in the care of Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team
The ALB was refuelled and made ready for service again for 12:00am
Steve Emmerson- coxswain
Andy Rogers – mechanic
Andy Webber – navigator
Jordan Harrison – helm
Jason Webber – radar
Sarah Berry – casualty care
Head launcher – Dave Coverdale
Lauched and recovery driver – Bob Taylor.