Cullercoats RNLI assist broken down sailing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Cullercoats Lifeboat crew were requested to launch on Saturday 12th October at 5:46pm to reports of a vessel broken down two miles East of St Mary's Island.

RNLI/Alex Bateman

With a crew of four, the lifeboat launched quickly and proceeded to the vessel's location. Once on the scene, the crew of RNLB Hylton Burdon quickly established a tow with the 26ft sailing vessel and made appropriate speed towards the Port of Blyth. After safely delivering the vessel and its solitary crew member safely back to Blyth, the lifeboat returned to station, was washed down and made ready for service once again.

If you are exploring the beautiful North East Coast, please ensure that you have all your safety equipment with you and in good working order, so like this sailor, you can contact the Coastguard in an Emergency.

Written by Alex Bateman, Crew Member.

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