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Blyth RNLI respond to Mayday message

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were paged on Friday 21 July at 2.05pm by UK Coastguard

RNLI/Robin Palmer

Library image of Blyth RNLI Atlantic 75 Inshore Lifeboat

The UK Coastguard had requested Blyth RNLI to launch in response to a 'Mayday' radio message received.

The B Class inshore lifeboat Vic & Bille Whiffen was launched at 2.15pm and headed to the casualty vessel that was half a mile east from the Dave Stephens Centre at South Beach Blyth.

The cabin cruiser was quickly located and found to be suffering from engine problems.

The volunteer crew set up a tow and soon had the cabin cruiser moored at South Harbour Blyth.

The Inshore Lifeboat then returned to Station and was made ready for service at 3pm.


Media Contacts:

Volunteer Crew Member and Lifeboat Press Officer Robin Palmer

Email: robin_palmer@rnli.org.uk

Mobile No: 07801 290638

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