Skipper Of Stranded Yacht Thanks Community


The Skipper of a yacht which was washed onto the rocks on Thomas Porth (Sharks Pit) has thanked the Scillonian community for there help during his and his crews time of need. 

The St Mary's RNLI Lifeboat Station posted an update on their Facebook page:

"The lifeboat was launched after reports that a yacht had broke its moorings and had gone ashore in Thomas Porth (Sharks Pit).

With the HMCG unsure if anyone was aboard the lifeboat was manned and proceeded into the bay, whilst 2 crew headed in with the boarding boat to assess the situation and set up a towing line if the vessel had any chance of being re-floated.

It was confirmed that no-one was aboard and as the tide had dropped and the yacht has no longer "bouncing" the decision was made with the agreement of the Harbour Master that the yacht was too aground and the Harbour Staff would attempt a re-float in the the morning.

The lifeboat was stood down after checking on another yacht that was stuck as the drifting yacht came through the moorings.

Crew: Pete Hicks, Chris Jenkins, Kevin Sherris,Clive Sibley,Andrew Hicks, Lee Sandford,Rick Pender,Truan Hicks, Carl Guy (his first shout). (Clive and Truan in the Boarding boat)"

Will spoke to the skipper of the yacht Tony on today's Morning Show. Click below for the full interview.