Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat called to assist fishing boat
The volunteer crew were paged at 07.10am on Wednesday 22 June 2022 to assist a fishing trawler that had lost power.
After assessing the situation, the Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat crew took spare batteries, kindly loaned by Eyemouth Marine boatyard, to the fishing boat.
After a jump start, the generator and engine were returned to full power and the vessel headed back to harbour without the need to be towed or the loss of any fishing gear.
The Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was then stood down and made ready for service.
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