St Bees lifeboat launched to fishing boat.
At 1:36 pm on Wednesday 2 October St Bees RNLI were requested to launch to a small leisure craft.
St Bees RNLI volunteers were requested by Belfast Coastguard to launch immediately to a fishing boat somewhere between Whitehaven Harbour and St Bees. The vessel had contacted the coastguard saying they had a problem near St Bees Head. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched and quickly located the vessel and in calm conditions attached a towline. The fishing boat was then successfully towed to Whitehaven Harbour.
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.