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Search Off Scarborough After Crewless Yacht Runs Aground

16th May 2017
Scarborough in North Yorkshire is a popular port of call for cruisers around the UK and Ireland Scarborough in North Yorkshire is a popular port of call for cruisers around the UK and Ireland Photo: Thomas Tolkien/Wikimedia

#Missing - Emergency services are scouring the coastline around Scarborough in north-east England after a yacht with no crew ran aground near the town early this morning (Tuesday 16 May).

According to the Guardian, the yacht, named Don’t Panic and with two on board, left Scarborough around 5.30pm yesterday evening. A local fishing crew reported seeing the boat aground off the West Pier some 11 hours later.

Almost a year ago, the same vessel prompted a warning to fellow sailors over its lack of radio and safety equipment after its skipper telephoned for help over engine failure.

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