A 26ft yacht was stranded after running aground at the entrance to the River Crouch.
The yacht which had two people aboard, went aground on the Buxey Sands.
The people on board asked Thames Coastguard for assistance in refloating the yacht at 3.15pm yesterday afternoon.
Burnham RNLI inshore Lifeboat was launched and stood by the vessel to help it refloat.
The yacht continued its passage to Brightlingsea.