The Mablethorpe RNLI Lifeboat crew aided a stranded cabin cruiser that had drifted onto the beach in Mablethorpe after the boat suffered engine failure.
The crew were called out at 11.45am today (Friday, April 11) and assisted the german cruiser that had got itself lodged into the sand and turned sideways due to the tide.
The Mablethorpe crew’s Atlantic 75 were assisted by Skegness RNLI who towed the boat back out to sea.
A translator who knew German was called in to speak to the male owner of the cabin cruiser via radio as he spoke very little English.
Mablethorpe RNLI passed the tow over to Skegness RNLI at 1.30pm and the Mablethorpe crew were ready for their next service by 2pm.
Crew helmsman, Rob Marshall praised the crew for their professionalism and thanked the member of the public for assisting them after he knew a little German and was able to speak to the boat owner until the translator was made available.