Poole RNLI lifeboats have successfully rescued a yacht which collided with the Sandbanks Ferry in Poole Harbour on Saturday.
A 30-foot yacht with two people on board had become trapped against the chain ferry because of a 'fierce and relentless' tide.
With the boat crashing against the side of the steel hull of the chain ferry, the lifeboat crew attached a towline and pulled the yacht off the ferry.
Once the yacht was clear, a lifeboat crewman was transferred to check the people on board were uninjured.
Although shaken, they were taken back into Poole Harbour.
Paul Glatzel, Volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager commented:
‘What looks a straightforward rescue was in fact an incredibly challenging and skillful rescue by the Helm and Crew of the Poole Lifeboats, we are delighted that all involved are safe and well’