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Potting boat towed to safety by Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Engine failure led to a potting boat being towed back into the harbour by Scarborough’s all-weather lifeboat on Saturday 15 October.

At the Coastguard’s request, the charity’s lifeboat launched at 1.30pm and took half an hour to reach the boat called Shannon, which was bobbing up and down on a two-metre swell six and a half miles north east.

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