Service Award

Congratulations to Hugh Sutherland, not only a watchkeeper but a trainer and assessor, on his award for 5 years service with Exmouth NCI.

Incident – Yacht Aground

NCI received call from yacht Cherie aground in estuary off Topsham, reporting 2 POB, engine overheating, no VHF radio, no immediate danger. Rising tide, would call back if assistance required. Solent CG advised. Further call from yacht advising firmly stuck on sandbank and assistance required. CG would contact direct. ILB launched to assist and offer safety advice as yacht had run aground for the third time today. ILB towed yacht off sandbank and back to Topsham.

Thank You

Many thanks to Tesco Superstore Exmouth who kindly sponsored our replacement mobile phone for which Exmouth NCI are most grateful.

Incident – Yacht Aground

MoP called to advise 40ft yacht aground in River Exe off Topsham with apparently 1 POB. Solent CG advised and would follow up. CG later contacted – no further action.