The Southport Lifeboat crew were tasked to sailing vessel aground west of Formby Point last night (Friday 21st November 2014)
The 27ft yacht, with two persons on board, was making way from Preston to Liverpool when it came in to difficulty north of  Taylors Bank, Formby.
In poor weather conditions the crew of the vessel had become unsure of their location and both Southport and New Brighton lifeboats were tasked to help.
Brighton Lifeboat located the casulty at C4 buoy in the River Mersey and transferred a crew member on to it. The vessel had drifted over the training wall and into the shipping lane at a busy state of tide.
Both lifeboats escorted the vessel up the river towards Liverpool Marina, as it was too dangerous to attempt a tow.
After safely navigating a number of large ships entering and leaving the Port of Liverpool, the Southport Lifeboat left New Brighton Lifeboat finish off the escort after reacing the Brazil buoy at New Brighton,  where shelter from the land made for much safer sea conditions.
Southport Rescue returned to station at 20:40. Well done to all involved.

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