Amble lifeboat assists angling vessel off Northumberland coast

An angling boat was towed to safety after breaking down off the Northumberland coast.

Monday, 15th July 2019, 9:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 3:16 pm
Amble lifeboat. Picture by Jane Coltman

The vessel, with two people on board, had suffered engine and electrical failure off Coquet Island, near Amble.

Humber Coastguard was contacted and Amble all-weather lifeboat, which had been conducting survey trials, was diverted to the incident.

With light winds and calm seas the casualty was towed into Amble marina for berthing at 1.30pm, on Wednesday, July 10, and the lifeboat crew returned to sea to complete their survey.