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Second call of the day for Bridlington RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Bridlington RNLI go to aid of fishing vessel in second call out of the morning.

Bridlington RNLI Lifeboat 'Antony Patrick Jones' returning after todays launch.

RNLI/Mike Milner

Bridlington RNLI Lifeboat 'Antony Patrick Jones' returning after todays launch.

Bridlington RNLI were called to launch for the second time this morning (Monday 1 August 2023) At 10:49am the HM Coastguards asked the volunteer crew to immediately launch the all-weather lifeboat ‘Antony Patrick Jones’ as a call had come in that a fishing vessel had put out a distress signal.

The volunteer crew launched at 11:14am and headed out on what was expected to be a 19-mile trip out to the southwest of Bridlington.

Not long into the rescue, it was established that the signal had been sent in error due to a technical issue on the vessel and the ALB Lifeboat was stood down. The volunteer crew made way back to Bridlington and the boat arrived back to the beach at 11:53am, was recovered, washed down, and made ready for service.

Steve Emmerson, Coxswain, RNLI Bridlington said “Thankfully it was a false alert, and the fishing boat did not require our assistance. We were stood down not too long after launch. It was good to know that the volunteer crew were able to get the lifeboat into the water and underway very quickly”.

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