Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat called to assist fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched by the UK Coastguard shortly before 10:30am on Tuesday 13 November 2018 after it was reported that a fishing vessel had fouled its propeller and required assistance.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Fishing vessel under tow
The lifeboat was quickly on scene, just a mile from Eyemouth, and took the 6 metre vessel under tow back to harbour.

Once the vessel was placed safely alongside, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, an hour after the initial call.

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