A lost sailor has had to be rescued after running out of fuel circling a small island when he thought he was sailing around the UK coast.Canvey Island:
The Sheerness lifeboat and the Thames Coastguard assisted the man who ran aground off the Elmley Marshes on the Isle of Sheppey on 19 April.
The 32ft Myra Two motor cruiser had to be guided to safety by coastguards yesterday after its captain ran aground as he attempted to sail out of the River Thames.Is there some reason for this? Other than arrant stupidity on the part of both 'sailors'..?
It turned out the hapless mariner and his passenger had no maps, emergency flares or radio - and had been using a car sat-nav system to help guide them through the treacherous waters.
The dopey duo had set sail from London aboard the £20,000 cruiser and were heading out of the Thames Estuary when they ran aground at Holehaven Creek, near Canvey Island in Essex.
I mean, I don't remember hearing about this sort of thing last year. Has sailing become fashionable amongst the intellectually-challenged?
Did Kerry Katona or Cheryl Cole tell their followers that sailing was really cool, like, an' anyone can do it, yeah?