Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats called to assist grounded trawler

Lifeboats News Release

Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched by the UK Coastguard at 06:30 on Saturday 24 November 2018 after it was reported that a fishing vessel had run aground leaving the harbour.

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Fishing vessel aground
A tow line was passed but due to the falling tide, the trawler was stuck fast. With assistance from Coastguard teams, the vessel was secured and the volunteer crew stood by until the trawler re-floated and towed it into deeper water.

Once it was confirmed no damage had been sustained, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, around 6 hours after the initial call.

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Eyemouth lifeboat standing by

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Vessel towed into deeper water

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