Scarborough RNLI rescues small fishing boat
A small fishing boat’s luck ran out when out when its engine failed near Filey Brigg on Sunday.
The crew had neither radio nor GPS and Filey lifeboat was busy towing a boat to Bridlington.
The coastguard despatched Scarborough’s Shannon lifeboat to its rescue, towing the eight-metre craft to safety.
Scarborough RNLI’s lifeboat operations manager Andy Volans said: 'The RNLI strongly advises all vessels to carry a radio and GPS as a bare minimum.'
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