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Blyth RNLI responds to fishing vessel with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 30th August at 6.46pm a fishing vessel in Blyth Bay requested assistance

The station's Atlantic 85 with 4 volunteer crew on board launched to the vessel that had suffered engine failure.

The vessel was quickly located in Blyth Bay and a tow was undertaken so the vessel didn't wash up on the beach due to the prevailing wind and tide.

The local coastguard unit was also in attendance to assist in tying up the casualty vessel along side within the Port of Blyth.

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RNLI/Robin Palmer

RNLI Blyth Atlantic 85 responds to fishing vessel with engine failure

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