Newbiggin lifeboat launches to fishing boat with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin RNLI lifeboat station were called out yesterday by Humber Coastguard to go to the assistance of a fishing coble that had suffered engine failure.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin lifeboat crew in training
The Newbiggin coble had been operating a mile north east of Church Point when their engine failed. Newbiggin s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Richard Wake Burdon was launched with three volunteer crew on board and proceeded to the search area.

The casualty vessel was quickly located then it was towed back with its two crewmen back to Newbiggin.

The Newbiggin Coastguard Coast Rescue Team were also called out providing assistance and support throughout the rescue operations.

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