Filey RNLI tow in fishing vessel.
Filey’s volunteer Lifeboat crew were called into action this morning (Tuesday 28th January).
Just before 8am, UK Coastguard (Humber) requested the launch of Filey’s all-weather Mersey class lifeboat (ALB), Keep Fit Association, to the 10 metre fishing vessel, Staggering In, with one person on board which had a fouled propeller about one mile north of Filey Brigg.
As it was shortly after high water, the ALB was launched very quickly under the command Coxswain / Mechanic Neil Cammish with Dave Eblet, Ian Butler, Gary Wilson, Fraser Haddington and Lewis Frampton as crew.
Within ten minutes, 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 9.30am
The ALB was re-carriaged back in Filey by about 10.30am.
John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer said: “. Our all-weather lifeboat was quickly on scene to ensure that the crew member was safe and well One of the ALB was transferred across to the Staggering In and then we towed the boat to Scarborough. We had over 14 of our volunteer crew turn up at the station when the alert was made so many thanks to everyone who assisted.”
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.
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.