Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat launched to assist stricken trawler
Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched by the UK Coastguard at 10:20 on Tuesday 3 November 2020 in order to assist a trawler with a fouled propeller and its fishing gear stuck fast on the seabed.
Arriving on scene, around 6 miles south east of Eyemouth, the lifeboat passed a tow line to the 10 metre trawler and was able to free it from the obstruction.
The lifeboat took the vessel under tow back to port and once secured safely alongside, was stood down and made ready for service again, around 2 hours after the initial call.
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.