Staithes RNLI dash to aid of broken down vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew members of Staithes and Runswick RNLI broke off from their Sunday lunches to speed to the help of a stranded fishing boat yesterday (Sunday 19 August).


Lifeboat in action

The Staithes inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat Sheila & Dennis Tongue III quickly located the vessel at sea between Whitby and Staithes. It set up a tow towards the fishing boat's home port of Hartlepool until Hartlepool RNLI were able to meet them and take over the tow.

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