Busy weekend for RNLI Amble volunteers
RNLI volunteers from Amble lifeboat station were kept busy over the weekend by responding to two requests from HM Coastguard to assist vessels with engine problems.
The first launch was Saturday 25th Jun at 7.56 pm to assist a local fishing vessel that reported having engine problems 4 miles South of Coquet Island. The all-weather lifeboat The Four Boys launched and arrived on scene in good time. The skipper of the fishing vessel Dayda II said that they had been able to restart the engines so no tow was necessary. However, It was decided that the volunteers would escort the fishing vessel back to the safety of Amble harbour.
The second launch was Sunday 26th Jun at 4.23 pm to come to the aid of a yacht that had engine failure and was unable to enter Amble harbour. Again the RNLI volunteers form Amble lifeboat station launched the all-weather lifeboat The Four Boys to assist the yacht Vagabond near to the entrance to Amble harbour. A towline was quickly established between the two vessels and the Vagabond was safely towed into Amble harbour so the necessary repairs could be made.
For more information please contact Amble lifeboat press officer Alan Stewart on 07919 924704 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.