Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI assist adrift fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

On 8 April 2021 at 1.18pm Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI were asked to launch the D-class inshore lifeboat by UK Coastguard.

Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI inshore lifeboat and crew, with UK Coastguard securing an adrift fishing vessel in the Greenses Harbour

Anita Crook

An adrift fishing boat

The call came after it was reported that a small fishing boat had come adrift from its mooring in the Greenes Harbour, north of Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI station. The inshore lifeboat crew managed to secure the vessel.


At 2.06pm, due to the sea state, the station's Mersey class lifeboat Joy and Charles Beeby was requested as a safety precaution. This was in case the inshore lifeboat got into difficulties transiting from the Greenes Harbour, as by now the swell of the sea and high waves where now bounding over the harbour walls.


Both lifeboats and crews then sailed back to the lifeboat station and were made ready for service.


Picture


The attached picture shows the crew pulling boat that had come adrift off rocks and re- securing it. Picture credit: Anita Crook.


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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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