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Busy weekend for RNLI Amble volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteers from Amble lifeboat station were kept busy over the weekend by responding to two requests from HM Coastguard to assist vessels with engine problems.

The first launch was Saturday 25th Jun at 7.56 pm to assist a local fishing vessel that reported having engine problems 4 miles South of Coquet Island.  The all-weather lifeboat The Four Boys launched and arrived on scene in good time. The skipper of the fishing vessel Dayda II said that they had been able to restart the engines so no tow was necessary. However, It was decided that the volunteers would escort the fishing vessel back to the safety of Amble harbour.

The second launch was Sunday 26th Jun at 4.23 pm to come to the aid of a yacht that had engine failure and was unable to enter Amble harbour. Again the RNLI volunteers form Amble lifeboat station launched the all-weather lifeboat The Four Boys to assist the yacht Vagabond near to the entrance to Amble harbour.  A towline was quickly established between the two vessels and the Vagabond was safely towed into Amble harbour so the necessary repairs could be made.

For more information please contact Amble lifeboat press officer Alan Stewart on 07919 924704 or email:  alan.stewart9675@btinternet.com 

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