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Byline: The Crew of the Humber Lifeboat were awoken by their pagers and the station klaxon at 0536 this morning.
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Shortly before 0530 (15 July ) John Irving duty Coxswain at the RNLI Station received a request from Humber Coastguard to launch the Lifeboat to assist a motor fishing vessel which had suffered engine failure and was unable to make way.

The Lifeboat had an approximate position of 10 miles East of Easington and at 0545 left the moorings and made best speed towards the casualty. After communications with the casualty and further location details from the coastguard the casualty was reached at 0612. The lifeboat crew rigged a tow, and the lifeboat began heading north towards the casualties home port of Bridlington.

John Irving Duty Coxswain at Humber RNLI said,

‘We towed the vessel North towards Bridlington whilst the coastguard requested Bridlington RNLI to collect the stricken vessel from ourselves to complete her return to port.’

It is often decided that a second lifeboat will complete a tow to ensure the charities Lifeboats are strategically placed along the coastline in case of any other emergencies.

John continued;

‘Thankfully in this instance the 3 fishermen on board were safe and well and so for us this was a relatively easy assist.’

Humber Lifeboat was back on station for 0930 ready for a day’s training for the crew who are the only full time RNLI station on the coast.

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  • The RNLI is a charity supported by public donations and is independent of government.
Byline: The Crew of the Humber Lifeboat were awoken by their pagers and the station klaxon at 0536 this morning.
Page Content:

Shortly before 0530 (15 July ) John Irving duty Coxswain at the RNLI Station received a request from Humber Coastguard to launch the Lifeboat to assist a motor fishing vessel which had suffered engine failure and was unable to make way.

The Lifeboat had an approximate position of 10 miles East of Easington and at 0545 left the moorings and made best speed towards the casualty. After communications with the casualty and further location details from the coastguard the casualty was reached at 0612. The lifeboat crew rigged a tow, and the lifeboat began heading north towards the casualties home port of Bridlington.

John Irving Duty Coxswain at Humber RNLI said,


‘We towed the vessel North towards Bridlington whilst the coastguard requested Bridlington RNLI to collect the stricken vessel from ourselves to complete her return to port.’


It is often decided that a second lifeboat will complete a tow to ensure the charities Lifeboats are strategically placed along the coastline in case of any other emergencies.

John continued;


‘Thankfully in this instance the 3 fishermen on board were safe and well and so for us this was a relatively easy assist.’


Humber Lifeboat was back on station for 0930 ready for a day’s training for the crew who are the only full time RNLI station on the coast.

MEDIA CONTACTS / NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Humber Lifeboat Station - 01964650228

     
  • The RNLI is a charity supported by public donations and is independent of government.