Cullercoats RNLI launch to the aid of a small coble off Whitley Bay
On Thursday 30th August, at 8:03am, Cullercoats Lifeboat crew were requested to launch to reports of a small fishing coble in difficulty approximately 1nm North of Brown's Bay.
The lifeboat launched with four crew members on board and quickly located the casualty vessel, which had a rope tangled around it's propeller. One crew member entered the water and attempted to free the rope and managed to free all but the last turn of rope. The crew made the decision to tow the coble back to Royal Quays and safely moored her alongside the marina at 9:40am. The lifeboat then returned to station, was rehoused and made ready for service once again.
Written by Anna Heslop, Cullercoats Crew Member and Press Officer, 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, in a normal year, 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.