Filey RNLI assists fishing vessel.

Lifeboats News Release

Filey’s all-weather lifeboat has been called out for a second time in eight days at lunchtime today (Friday 17th January)

Filey ALB towing the fishing vessel Azalea back to Scarborough

RNLI/Fraser Haddington

Filey ALB towing the fishing vessel Azalea back to Scarborough

Just after 12.30pm, UK Coastguard (Humber) requested the launch of Filey’s all-weather Mersey class lifeboat (ALB), Keep Fit Association, to the 10 metre fishing vessel, Azalea, with two persons onboard which had a fouled propeller about two miles north of Filey Brigg.

Less than nine minutes after the alert, the ALB launched under the command Coxswain / Mechanic Neil Cammish with Alex Harrison, Ian Butler, Fraser Haddington, Liam Frampton and Lewis Frampton as crew.

Within ten minutes of launching, the ALB was alongside the fishing vessel and the decision was made to tow it to Scarborough Harbour where it was safely berthed just after 2pm.

The ALB was re-carriaged back in Filey by about 3pm.

John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer said: “The Filey coastline is a very popular fishing ground for commercial fishermen. Our all-weather lifeboat was quickly on scene to ensure that the two crew members were safe and well, and then towed the boat to Scarborough. We had a large number of volunteer crew turn up at the station when the alert was made so many thanks to everyone who assisted. We have also already had lots of comments from fishermen and locals on the importance of having an all-weather lifeboat stationed here at Filey”

Notes to editors

  • Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey-Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey Lifeboat Station Facebook page.

RNLI/Fraser Haddington

Filey ALB towing the fishing vessel Azalea back to Scarborough

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