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St Catherine's Lifeboat rescues French Yacht
The 45-foot vessel had eight passengers on board when it got into difficulty on rocks to the west of the harbour entrance late evening on Wednesday, 28th September.
The yacht had sustained some damage, although no one was injured and the it wasn't taking on any water.
St Catherine’s and the Fire Service inshore lifeboats were called out and a neighbouring fishing boat was also able to help tow it away.
Crews described the conditions as 'challenging' due to the sea state, strong winds and position of the yacht near the sea wall and added 'thankfully, all eight persons aboard the yacht were wearing life jackets and foul weather gear and survived their ordeal unscathed.
The three vessels worked together to move the yacht off the rocks and help her towards a visitor mooring. The vessel sustained some suspected damage to her hull and propeller.