Volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI respond to assist a stricken angling boat

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 22 June at 2.05pm volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were paged by UK Coastguard.

The B Class inshore lifeboat was launched shortly afterwards to respond to a report of a vessel with engine failure. The volunteer crew proceeded 1.5 miles south west of Blyth Harbour entrance and reached the vessel, a 25ft angling boat with two persons on board, and offered to take the vessel under tow.

A tow was organised and the vessel was taken back to West Staithes at the north end of Blyth Harbour.

The casualty vessel was tied up alongside at 3.15pm and handed over to the local UK Coastguard unit.

The lifeboat then returned to station at 3.25pm and made ready for service at 3.25pm.

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B Class Inshore Lifeboat towing the casualty vessel the Tristram II

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