Seahouses lifeboats called to disabled dive boat and missing diver

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.28pm on Monday 31 May 2021, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses lifeboat, to assist a broken down 6.5m dive boat, near Brownsman Island, at the Farne Islands.

Seahouses Lifeboats with the casualty vessel. Local passenger boat come to look !

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Lifeboats with the casualty vessel. Local passenger boat come to look !
One of their divers was also outstanding. Both Seahouses lifeboats were launched, involving a low water launch.

The Seahouses inshore lifeboat reached the dive boat first, and quickly confirmed that all divers were now safe and aboard the disabled craft, which was taken in tow to calmer water.

By this time the all-weather Shannon Class Lifeboat arrived on scene, and took over the tow, bringing the boat safely back to Seahouses Harbour.

The lifeboat stood off the harbour for a short while to allow the tide to rise, before returning to be recovered to the boathouse.

The Divers from Derbyshire had launched from Seahouses, earlier in the day and were regular visitors. They were fascinated to watch the SLARs unit recovering the Shannon on the beach.

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Seahouses Lifeboats with the casualty vessel. Local passenger boat come to look !

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Lifeboats with the casualty vessel. Local passenger boat come to look !
Seahouses Shannon Lifeboat "John and Elizabeth Allan, Farne Islands behind.

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Shannon Lifeboat "John and Elizabeth Allan, Farne Islands behind.

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