Blyth RNLI crew respond to reports of a vessel requiring assistance
On Thursday 21 July at 3.38pm volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI lifeboat station responded to their pagers and launched the D Class inshore lifeboat to reports of a vessel requiring assistance off of Seaton Sluice.
The three volunteer crew reached the location and spoke to vessels that were in the area and it was established that the casualty vessel Liberty a 16ft Coble had already been taken under tow back to Seaton Sluice Harbour.
The lifeboat proceeded to the harbour and after confirming that no further assistance was required by the Liberty and handed over to the local HM Coastguard the crew were stood down and returned to the station and the lifeboat prepared for the next service at 4pm.
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