Second call out in 24 hours for Northumberland lifeboat

Seahouses RNLI lifeboat tows the broken down Dive RIB back to shore. Picture by Seahouses RNLI.
Seahouses RNLI lifeboat tows the broken down Dive RIB back to shore. Picture by Seahouses RNLI.

A lifeboat crew was called out for the second time in 24 hours after a vessel broke down off shore.

The lifeboat operations manager at Seahouses RNLI station heard a seven-metre dive rigid inflatable boat (RIB) calling for help at 1.35pm on Saturday, July 25.

The RIB, with nine divers on board, had been attempting to call local boats.

When they got no response, the manager called and asked if they had a problem, with the skipper replying they had suffered engine failure just south of Seahouses near the North Sunderland Buoy.

After getting authorisation from Humber Coastguard, Seahouses’ All Weather Lifeboat ‘Grace Darling’ was launched.

The lifeboat quickly made its way to the scene and towed the boat back to Beadnell, where it had originally launched.