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Eyemouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched to assist casualty vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat assists towing of vessel on Sunday 10 April 2022

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat assisting towing a casualty vessel into harbour.

RNLI/Andrew Jamieson

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat assisting towing a casualty vessel into harbour.

The Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat Helen Hastings was launched at 11.30am on Sunday 10 April 2022 to assist a vessel being towed into Eyemouth harbour, due to the weather conditions at the harbour entrance.

The volunteer crew attached a tow rope to the stern of the casualty vessel to act as a brake and help keep it under control as it was brought into harbour.

The lifeboat was then stood down and made ready for service.

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Wendy Lorimer, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Eyemouth RNLI on 07946650114 or email [email protected]

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RNLI Press Office 01202 336789 or [email protected]

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