Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat called to assist fishing boat with fouled propeller

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Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched at 4am on Wednesday 8 July 2020 by the UK Coastguard, in order to assist a fishing vessel enter harbour.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Trawler under tow

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched at 4am on Wednesday 8 July 2020 by the UK Coastguard, in order to assist a fishing vessel enter harbour.

The 17 metre trawler, which had suffered a fouled propeller, had been towed back to Eyemouth overnight by a fellow fishing boat.

The lifeboat was requested to assist and met with both vessels, who by now where just to the east of Eyemouth, and took up position behind the trawler in order to act as a brake. With tow lines secure and working together, all three vessels entered harbour.

The trawler was placed safely alongside with assistance from both Berwick and Eyemouth Coastguard teams. With no further assistance required, all units were stood down and returned to station, around an hour after the initial call.

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