Blyth RNLI aid vessel which had suffered mechanical failure
On Sunday 10th April Blyth RNLI were out on a training exercise when the UK Coastguard requested that they divert to a vessel requiring assistance.
Newbiggin RNLI were already on scene as they had been exercising in the area and were awaiting the arrival of Blyth RNLI who had picked up an additional crew member from the lifeboat station.
After it was established that the vessel had suffered mechanical failure but no engine fire and due to its proximity to the wind farm it was decided that a tow would be undertaken back to the Port of Blyth.
The tow was quickly established by Blyth RNLI and Newbiggin RNLI were able to continue their training exercise.
Upon reaching the Port of Blyth, the casualty vessel was secured alongside with the assistance of Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade.
Blyth RNLI were then stood down by UK Coastguard and made their short way back to the lifeboat station and made ready for service.
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