Whitby RNLI rescue fishing vessel with three crew on board.
The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged this afternoon (Tuesday 30 April) when a fishing boat broke down off the coast of Whitby.
The all-weather lifeboat was launched and reached the vessel within the hour.
The vessel and its three passengers were towed back to Whitby and moored safely in the harbour.
Whitby's station mechanic Richard Dowson said: 'Engine problems are particularly common this time of year due to inactivity over the winter months. It is worth having your engines checked over before embarking on a trip to sea to avoid getting into difficulty.'
If you do get into trouble on the water you can alert the RNLI by calling 999 and asking for the Coastguard.
For more information contact Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.