RNLI Amble volunteers launch lifeboat to assist yacht
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.