Two shouts in a few hours for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI had its second shout in a few hours when the propeller of a fishing vessel became snared, on Fri 15 Jan.

The all-weather Shannon lifeboat is launched

RNLI/Erik Woolcott

The all-weather Shannon lifeboat is launched

When the all-weather Shannon lifeboat reached the 18m boat, 28 nautical miles north east of Scarborough, thankfully its crew had freed the obstruction.

The lifeboat, with a crew of six, escorted the fishing vessel for an hour to make sure everything was mechanically ok then returned to base.

  • In the small hours of the morning, the inshore lifeboat transferred a poorly man from a fishing boat to shore, en route to hospital.


  • For details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.

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