Blyth RNLI assist vessel back to Seaton Sluice Harbour
On Tuesday 18 October at 4.50pm Volunteer crew members from Blyth RNLI responded to their pagers to a request from HM Coastguard to assist a stricken vessel.
It was found that a net had fouled Wendy G's propeller and that a request was made to have the Atlantic 75 tow the vessel back to the Seaton Sluice Harbour.
The crew of the D Class lifeboat were stood down as their assistance was no longer required due to the high tide at Seaton Sluice and arrived back at the lifeboat station at 5.25pm.
It took the Atlantic 75 volunteer crew 25 minutes to tow Wendy G back to the harbour and once safely tied up alongside the crew arrived back at the station at 5.55pm and made ready for service.
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