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Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI free tangled yacht off Holy Island

Lifeboats News Release

On 19 July 2023 at 2.27pm HM Coastguard requested the launch of Berwick-upon-Tweed Atlantic 85 lifeboat.

Berwick upon Tweed Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Pride of Fred Olsen B-913.

RNLI/Nicolas Leach

Berwick upon Tweed Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Pride of Fred Olsen B-913.

The Helm Michael Percy and crew: Robbie Skelly, Amy Faragher and Ken Surtees, responded to the call, of a yacht in difficulty 1.5 mile North of Holy Island. Weather partly cloudy, with a South Easterly force 3 wind and sea state slight.

They arrived at the 30 foot yacht the Susan Jay, with two persons on board.

The Crew carried out an assessment to find that the propeller was caught on fishing gear. Working as a team they managed to entangle the yacht.

Helmsman Michael Percy said, ‘We managed and set them back on their way to Holy Island and Amble, but we stood by to make sure everything was alright before returning to station.'

The lifeboat was then cleaned down and made ready for service.

ENDS

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Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.