Scarborough RNLI rescues small fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

A small fishing boat’s luck ran out when out when its engine failed near Filey Brigg on Sunday.

Scarborough’s Shannon lifeboat tows the fishing boat into Scarborough harbour

Mick Bayes

Scarborough’s Shannon lifeboat tows the fishing boat into Scarborough harbour

The crew had neither radio nor GPS and Filey lifeboat was busy towing a boat to Bridlington.

The coastguard despatched Scarborough’s Shannon lifeboat to its rescue, towing the eight-metre craft to safety.

Scarborough RNLI’s lifeboat operations manager Andy Volans said: 'The RNLI strongly advises all vessels to carry a radio and GPS as a bare minimum.'

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