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Early call to fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

It was an early call out today following reports of a boat in difficulty.

The vessel arrives ashore

RNLI/Richard Martin / Mark Pearson/Paul Armstrong

Newbiggin Lifeboat with casualty vessel
The Newbiggin volunteers were tasked by Humber Coastguard following a report of a vessel emitting smoke off Cresswell.

Shortly afterwards Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Richard Wake Burdon was launched from the beach and headed north to the reported position. Once on scene the casualty vessel was assisted by the lifeboat safely ashore and into the care of the Newbiggin Coastguard team who assisted shore side throughout the incident.

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