Coastguard and lifeboat crews mobilised to help boat 'in distress'

HM Coastguard Fleetwood.
HM Coastguard Fleetwood.
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Coastguard and lifeboats from Fleetwood were called out yesterday to help a boat that had got into difficulty.

The two maritime rescue services mobilised at 1:08pm after receiving reports of a vessel with a damaged mast.

Lifeboats crews attended the damage vessel to find a small catamaran with a broken mast.

A spokesman from HM Coastguard Fleetwood said: "The vessel was towed to Skippool and handed over to the coastguard team who assisted with the securing the vessel and ensuring those on-board where safe and sound."