Skipper got stuck in a small anchorage at the Inner Farne Island, off the coast of Seahouses
The skipper, who had moored his yacht up for the night in the Kettle Anchorage, at the Inner Farne Island, found he was unable to move off and couldn’t free the propellor, which was entwined in the rope that attached the boat to an inflatable dinghy.
Completely stuck, but not in any immediate danger, he had to call for rescue from the RNLI Seahouses Lifeboat Station crew.
Two lifeboats were dispatched to tow the yacht to the safety of Seahouses Harbour .
Lifeboat operations manager Ian Clayton said the captain had done the safest thing in calling for his team’s assistance.
He said: “The boat skipper was a bit embarrassed about his predicament.
“He did exactly the right thing by calling for assistance when he did, and minimised risk to himself and the yacht.
“It was a straight-forward, text book job for our crew.”
Ian explained that the sailor, who had been heading up to the river Tweed, in Berwick, will need to wait for low tide to cut his craft free from the rope before continuing on his journey.