Geraldton marine rescue, ports authority tow yacht off town beach after it ran aground in squalls

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Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue and Midwest Ports Authority rescued a yacht last night.
Camera IconGeraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue and Midwest Ports Authority rescued a yacht last night. Credit: Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue

Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue and the Midwest Ports Authority rescued a yacht with one person in it after it ran aground off Town Beach in squalls last night.

A VMR duty officer confirmed the rescue and said a Midwest Ports Authority vessel was able to tow the vessel off the beach, with the occupant of the yacht getting to shore safely.

VMR said in a separate social media post it had deployed its 10m Nashira vessel but it was unable to tow the yacht clear due to its survey class and unsafe conditions.

It said the port authority used the 17m Glengarry pilot boat to complete the rescue, towing the yacht into Geraldton fishing boat harbour.

“Devastating for the vessel owner, but thankfully he is safe and well,” it said.

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