Busy day for Eyemouth RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched twice by the UK Coastguard on Thursday 24 May 2018.

8m vessel under tow


8m vessel under tow
The first call came at 10:15am after it was reported that an angling vessel had broken down near St Abbs and was under tow from a local fishing boat. St Abbs independent lifeboat was also launched. The tow was transferred from the fishing boat and the 6m vessel taken back to its berth in Eyemouth, accompanied by St Abbs lifeboat.

The volunteer crew were alerted again at 6:20pm to go to the aid of an 8m vessel which had also suffered engine failure, 11 miles from Eyemouth. The lifeboat arrived on scene and transferred a crewman aboard to assist; the vessel was then taken under tow, with both vessels arriving safely alongside in Eyemouth around 2.5 hours later.

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