Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat called to assist unwell fisherman
Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched at 8:30am on Monday 25 February 2019 after it was reported to the UK Coastguard that a fisherman was feeling unwell on a trawler which had also suffered engine failure.
The lifeboat crew then relaunched to tow the vessel back to port. A line was passed and the 16 metre, 52 tonne vessel was taken under tow and placed safely alongside around 3:20pm.
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, in a normal year, 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.