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Blyth RNLI launched to assist vessel with mechanical issues

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 2 June Blyth RNLI volunteer crew members responded to their pagers at 5:12pm to come to the assistance of a small fishing vessel that was suffering from mechanical issues.

The B Class Atlantic 75 was launched and as instructed by UK Coastguard proceeded due east from Blyth harbour to meet the casualty vessel Braveheart off of the north wind turbine.

The volunteer crew arrived on scene and having spoken to the crew on board the casualty vessel it was decided to undertake a tow back to the West Staithes in Blyth harbour.

After establishing the tow both boats proceeded back Blyth harbour where the vessel was secured at the West Staithes.

The charity’s lifeboat then returned to station at 6:50pm and was made ready for the next service.

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For further information please contact Robin Palmer volunteer crew member and Lifeboat Press Officer at Blyth RNLI on 07801 290638 or robin_palmer@rnli.org.uk

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