Newbiggin diverts to disabled vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin lifeboat station diverted from tonight’s training exercise to attend to a vessel requiring assistance.

The lifeboat assisting the casualty vessel

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin recovers casualty from reef area


Newbiggin’s Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat ‘Richard Wake Burdon’ diverted from the exercise to a small local fishing boat that had propulsion issues. The casualty vessel had been operating at the south end of Newbiggin Bay next to the reef when the problems occurred. Once alongside the four lifeboat volunteer crew set up a tow and brought the vessel safely to the beach then returned to the evening training.

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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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The lifeboat assisting the casualty vessel

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin recovers casualty from reef area
The lifeboat assisting the casualty vessel

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin recovers casualty from reef area
The lifeboat assisting the casualty vessel

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin recovers casualty from reef area

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