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First rescue call for Bridlington Coxswain

Lifeboats News Release

Bridlington all-weather lifeboat 'Antony Patrick Jones' launched on service at 8.45 am on Saturday 31 August after the UK Coastguard had received a call from a local fishing vessel with an engine problem.

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Bridlington lifeboat tows fishing boat to safety

The fishing boat, with fourteen on board, was at anchor in the Bridlington bay to the North of the harbour around two miles from the lifeboat station.

On his first call as Coxswain of the lifeboat Andy Rodgers and his crew were at the boat's location five minutes from launching.

After assessing the situation the lifeboat crew passed a tow rope to the fishing boat and headed back to the harbour. The wind was now blowing South South Westerly force 4-6.


Once inside the safety of the harbour one of the lifeboat crew, Jordan Harrison, boarded the fishing vessel to help tie up along side the lifeboat.

The Shannon crew made sure all on board the fishing boat were safely ashore with the Bridlington Coastguard team the lifeboat headed for home.

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Coxswain Andy Rodgers

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Lifeboat and fishing boat in Bridlington harbour

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