Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat called to assist disabled fishing boat

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Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched by the UK Coastguard shortly before noon on Monday 22 February 2021 in order to assist a trawler with a fouled propeller.

Fishing vessel under tow

RNLI Eyemouth

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched by the UK Coastguard shortly before noon on Monday 22 February 2021 in order to assist a trawler with a fouled propeller.

The 10 metre trawler was fishing around 9 miles north east of Eyemouth when it suffered a fouled propeller and called for assistance. The lifeboat arrived on scene around 30 minutes later where a line was transferred and the trawler taken under tow back to Eyemouth.

Upon arrival back in port, and with assistance from Eyemouth and Berwick Coastguard teams, the vessel was secured safely alongside. With no further assistance required, the lifeboat and its volunteer crew were stood down, around two and half hours after the initial call.

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