Exmouth lifeboat man helps stricken yacht in Red Sea

PUBLISHED: 16:39 02 November 2009 | UPDATED: 12:13 10 June 2010

AN Exmouth lifeboat man skippering an anti-pirate vessel has put his RNLI training into use rescuing a stricken yacht in the Red Sea.

AN Exmouth lifeboat man skippering an anti-pirate vessel has put his RNLI training into use rescuing a stricken yacht in the Red Sea.

Karl Stott is currently skippering the escort vessel for a company run by former Lympstone Royal Marine Dom Mee.

The two-man crew of the yacht, from France and Spain, were rescued from the southern end of the Red Sea by maritime security company Protection Vessels, and are now safely on their way to Djibouti.

Mr Stott said the rescue was made more difficult because of high winds and big seas.

He said: "They had clearly suffered engine failure and were drifting badly so we literally only had a few minutes to get them onboard and secure the yacht before they were on the rocks.

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