Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station, Seafield Road, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7SH. Tel: 01665 720370
Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station
News Release 009/2020
BROKEN DOWN FISHING BOAT ONE MILE EAST OF HOLY ISLAND IN FOG.
At 17:00hr on Tuesday 16 June 2020, Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard, to assist a 31ft fishing boat, broken down one mile east of Emmanuel Head at Holy Island, with two crew aboard. Weather conditions were a calm sea, but with a moderate coastal fog.
The lifeboat made contact with the casualty vessel by radio, and using radar and navigational aids, was able to quickly locate the vessel. The boat was taken in tow, and brought back to Seahouses where it was safely moored up. The boat crew were from Eyemouth and were able to contact friends to come to Seahouses to collect them. The Lifeboat could not be recovered till after 9pm that night, due to the low tide.
Photographs show the fishing boat brought alongside the lifeboat for the final entrance tow into the harbour at Seahouses, where it was met by Seahouses Coastguard Rescue Officers.
Above images show disabled boat under tow into Seahouses.
Lifeboat being recovered at 9.15pm