Hastings ALB was requested to launch at 1847hrs this evening to assist a yacht which had become becalmed 6nm SE of the station.

The Lifeboat and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and after transferring a crew member to the yacht to help, a tow was established and she was towed safely to Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne. Once in the safety on the lock the ALB was stood down and returned to station.