Rescue crew called to save stricken catamaran

A 40-foot-long catamaran has been rescued after running into difficulty off the north Norfolk coast.

The twin-hulled vessel, called Big Old Cat, lost power and found itself drifting in the North Sea about eight miles north of Wells-next-the-Sea.

RNLI Wells Lifeboat Station was called to the rescue at 10.51am on Sunday, July 7.

Chris Hardy, the station’s launch authority, says its all-weather lifeboat was dispatched and reached the catamaran, which had a crew of two, at 11.28am.

Mr Hardy says: “The vessel was about eight miles seaward of Wells. It had mechanical issues and had lost steering.

“There were two persons on board, both deemed to be safe.

“The intention now is to rig a tow and bring it back into the Port of Wells.”

Mr Hardy said no-one had been injured in the incident.

He says: “They were drifting and clearly wanted to be brought into a point of refuge. We’ve got high tide at the moment so it’s the right time to do it.”

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