Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 11:12 this morning to a yacht struggling against the weather and running low on fuel. In the shelter of Hastings Harbour the volunteer crew transferred 70 litres of fuel across and she was able to continue her passage safely towards Eastbourne. The crew of the German registered yacht which had sailed from Calais via Dover, expressed their sincere thanks, paid for the fuel and made a much appreciated donation to the station. After ensuring the yacht was making good headway, the ILB stood down and returned to station.