North Berwick RNLI Lifeboat crew launch to rescue fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

North Berwick RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) volunteer lifeboat crew launched on Saturday 14 July to assist a fishing boat that had suffered engine failure near to Craigleith Island and was struggling to start their auxiliary engine.

North Berwick Lifeboat Evelyn M in action on previous occasion.

RNLI/North Berwick

North Berwick Lifeboat Evelyn M in action on previous occasion.

North Berwick inshore lifeboat Evelyn M launched at 7.57pm and was on scene at 7.59pm. The three volunteer crewmembers located the 16ft Orkney class fishing boat as it was making its way back to North Berwick harbour after having managed to start the auxiliary engine. The lifeboat escorted the vessel safely back to North Berwick.

The RNLI is a charity completely funded by donations and charity events. North Berwick lifeboat crew will be holding their annual lifeboat Fete on Saturday 28th July at Elco Green, North Berwick, from 1pm after a parade along the High Street and the crowning of the Queen. There will be something for everyone, please come along and support them.

RNLI media contacts

Rhona Meikle, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer North Berwick RNLI, 01620890084, 07767251023,

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639,

Henry Weaver, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07771 943026,

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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