Wick Lifeboat called to assist Yacht in difficulties 20 miles South east of Wick

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Yacht with steering failure

Wick Lifeboat was lunched to aid the yacht Vermouse which had suffered steering failure 20 miles south east of Wick.

Weather conditions on scene were challenging for the singled handed skipper with the yacht lying beam on and rolling in 3 meter seas.

The guard vessel Replenish responded to the Pan Pan call and secured a tow line to the yacht holding him head to sea.

Once on scene the lifeboat secured their tow line to vessel and proceeded to Wick, arriving back in port 3 hrs later.

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