RNLI crew tow boat to Amble harbour following engine trouble

A vessel was towed back into Amble harbour by the RNLI after it suffered engine trouble off the Northumberland coast.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 7:49 pm
A lifeboat was called to the aid of a vessel with engine trouble.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched at 3.17pm this afternoon, Sunday, May 23 to help a vessel with engine trouble between the harbour and Coquet island.

Amble RNLI crew arrived swiftly and rigged up a tow before bringing the vessel back into the safety of the harbour.

An inshore Lifeboat was also launched to assist the casualty up river to the slipway so they could recover the boat onto its trailer.

Both boats then stood down and were made ready for service.

It is understood that no one was physically hurt during the incident.

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An spokesperson for Amble RNLI said: “Our All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK coastguard after a vessel reported engine trouble between the harbour and Coquet island.

"Our crew arrived quickly on scene and established a tow and brought the vessel back into the safety of the harbour when our Inshore Lifeboat launched to assist in getting the casualty up river to the slipway so they could recover the boat onto its trailer, both boats then stood down and made ready for service once again.

“Remember if you see someone or get in trouble call 999 and ask for the coastguard or call the coastguard on channel 16 via a VHF 4747”

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