Whitby RNLI rescue broken down fishing boat with two on board.

Lifeboats News Release

The boat was near Robin Hood's Bay when it suffered machinery failure.

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The volunteer crew were paged early on Sunday 15 September after the fishing vessel, with two people aboard suffered machinery failure.

The all weather lifeboat was launched at 7am and reached the vessel just 25 minutes later.

The crew fitted a tow rope and brought the vessel and her passengers back to Whitby harbour, returning to station at 9am.

Mark Frankland who was Coxswain at the time said: 'Situations can change very quickly at sea. We advise anyone out on the water to carry a means of calling for help. Be prepared for an emergency by always wearing a life jacket and checking your equipment before you set off.'

For more information contact Whitby Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at ceri_oakes@hotmail.com

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