Staithes and Runswick RNLI assists two people on stranded yacht
Staithes and Runswick RNLI's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 11am on Sunday (16 May) to assist a yacht which had become fouled on commercial lobster potting equipment approximately 1.5 miles north of Runswick Bay.
The lifeboat was launched shortly after 11am to assist the yacht which had become fouled on commercial lobster potting equipment approximately 1.5 miles north of Runswick Bay. Runswick Bay Rescue Boat was also in attendance.
The yacht with two people aboard was freed from the fishing equipment and was able to continue its voyage to Hartlepool under sail where Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat was launched to assist the yacht into Hartlepool Marina.
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.