THV Mermaid to the rescue
The Harwich-based tender THV Mermaid (Commander J Hearn) attends the yacht Strumpet , which had caught fire off Skegness.
The fire fighting crew consisted of First Officer S Turrell, 4th Engineer L J Weller, Coxswain M Parker and two auxiliary seamen. The Skegness Lifeboat, the 37 ft. Oakley Class Charles Fred Grantham, stood by. The hull eventually sank and was plotted on sonar by THV Mermaid; survivors were picked up by another yacht which was sailing with Strumpet.