Sail from sunken yacht mistaken for vessel in distress

Basildon Recorder: Sail from sunken yacht mistaken for vessel in distress Sail from sunken yacht mistaken for vessel in distress

A WORRIED member of the public alerted Thames Coastguard to an unidentified object in the water at Westcliff which was found to be the sail from a sunken yacht.

The person making the call at approximately 5.15pm yesterday said they thought the object may be a sail or vessel in distress.

The Southend Coastguard Rescue Team met the person reporting the incident and Southend RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was then guided to the location, to find a sail from yacht that had previously sunk on a mooring.

No persons were in any danger and efforts are being made to get this vessel removed.

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8:53am Tue 4 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Good spot, it's observant people like this, who end up saving people, it's only a shame the Coast Guard hadn't bouyed this sunken waste of time, as they clearly knew about it.
Good spot, it's observant people like this, who end up saving people, it's only a shame the Coast Guard hadn't bouyed this sunken waste of time, as they clearly knew about it. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat

12:05pm Tue 4 Feb 14

greenboat says...

It's the pier & foreshore that should mark wrecks, not the Coast Guard but with all the cutbacks I don't suppose they have the staff.
It's the pier & foreshore that should mark wrecks, not the Coast Guard but with all the cutbacks I don't suppose they have the staff. greenboat

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