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Blyth RNLI respond to a request to assist a broken down vessel north of Blyth

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were paged by UK Coastguard on 26 June 2018 at 11.50am

RNLI/Robin Palmer

Blyth B Class Lifeboat towing casualty vessel in the River Blyth

The B Class inshore lifeboat was launched at 11.57am to come to the assistance of a 20ft fishing vessel that was approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Blyth with 3 people on board.

The casualty vessel was quickly located and a tow undertaken at 12.10pm.

The vessel was then taken back to Blyth Boating Association where the local UK Coastguard were waiting to provide assistance and safety advice.

The casualty vessel was secured on its mooring at 1pm with the B class lifeboat making the short journey back down the River Blyth to the Station and made ready for service at 1.15pm

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