Foggy tow job for Whitby RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Whitby RNLI were paged last night after a fishing vessel had fuel problems five miles off Whitby.

The vessel, with two people on board, had been travelling from Scotland to Whitby when it ran into problems.
The volunteer crew launched the all-weather lifeboat at 8.25pm and towed the vessel into harbour, returning at 21.20pm.

Coxwain Mike Russell said: "It was a straightforward tow but the conditions weren't great, poor visibility due to the heavy rain and fog"

For more information contact Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at

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