Amble all-weather lifeboat launched to assist a 10 metre vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Following a request from Humber Coastguard at 12:30pm on Tuesday 10 July, Amble RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched to assist a 10 metre vessel in the Coquet Island fairway.

With a northerly wind and moderate swell the 10 metre vessel with four people on board had reported a steering gear failure.

A tow was secured and the vessel towed into Amble Marina.

John Connell, coxswain of the lifeboat commented that although conditions were reasonably fine, if left alone the casualty could have ended up on the rocks of the fairway.

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