CREWS from Cowes and Yarmouth RNLI have been tasked to assist a vessel off Gurnard this evening (Tuesday).

The 46ft catamaran called for assistance at 5.34pm after those onboard experience steering problems.

In the first shout of the year for both crews, the vessel is set to be towed into Trinity Landing, Cowes.

The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team is on route to the scene to assist alongside.

UPDATE: The vessel has been safely towed into Trinity Landing and the welfare of the crew has been checked.