Cullercoats RNLI launch to the aid of a small coble off Whitley Bay

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Cullercoats Lifeboat

RNLI/Gren Sowerby

Cullercoats Lifeboat

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, anna_heslop@rnli.org.uk

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