The volunteer crew from Barrow RNLI were called out last night to help a stricken yacht with three people on board.
It was reported that a 33ft yacht, with three people on board, had lost steering and had run aground one-and-a-half miles south of Haverigg.
The RNLI was called at around 9.45pm by the Coastguard and launched their all-weather lifeboat, Grace Dixon at about 10.10pm.
Grace Dixon was under the command of coxswain, Shaun Charnley, assisted by a crew of six.
The lifeboat headed to the scene where it rendezvoused with Haverigg Inshore Rescue Team who had towed the casualty vessel, which had also started to lose power, into deeper water.
At 11.20pm the tow line was passed from Haverigg’s rescue craft to the Grace Dixon and the stricken yacht was taken under tow back to Barrow.
With a passage of around 15 miles to cover, it was shortly after 1.30am before the vessels arrived in Barrow.
The casualty vessel was placed on a mooring in Walney Channel so that repairs could be undertaken in due course.
With the yacht and its crew safe, the Grace Dixon was winched back into the Boathouse and made ready for the next launch.
The slipway and inshore lifeboat crews remained at the lifeboat station throughout the incident which was finally closed out at around 3am this morning.