RNLI Amble volunteers launch lifeboat to assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 9th May at 12.40 pm Volunteers from RNLI Amble launched the all-weather Shannon Class lifeboat the Elizabeth and Leonard to assist a yacht that had reported to be having engine difficulties and taking on board water.

Night Song undertow

RNLI/Jeff Foster

Night Song

The Skipper of the 44 ft yacht Night Song requested assistance from HM Coastguard 2.5 miles east of Beacon point Cambios bay.

RNLI Amble volunteers on board the new Shannon class lifeboat the Elizabeth and Leonard arrived very quickly on scene and assessed the situation. The crew of 4 on board the Night Song had the ingress of water under control but did require a towline to be established to tow the vessel back to the safety of Blyth marina in order for the necessary repairs to be carried out.

For more information, please contact Amble lifeboat station Press Officer Alan Stewart on 07919 924704 or email alan.stewart9675@btinternet.com

Night Song under tow

RNLI/Jeff Foster

Night Song

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.