Boat rescued two times in three days

Crews from Selsey RNLI rescued a Dutch yacht on Friday '“ the second time it had to be saved in three days.

Monday, 14th November 2016, 9:47 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 8:16 pm
Maria Angela being rescued by Selsey RNLI
Maria Angela being rescued by Selsey RNLI

The volunteer crew were paged at 11.29am on November 11 after the 45ft yacht Maria-Angela suffered engine failure 11 miles south east of Selsey Bill.

A crew of seven came to the boat’s aid at 12.19am, including 2nd coxwain Willy Pledger to assist with towing and communications as the three Spanish and one Dutch national spoke very little English.

The team towed Maria-Angela to Chichester Harbour by 3.15pm, following a similar call in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, November 9.

Selsey RNLI coming to the aid of Maria Angela

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