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Byline: On Thursaday 9th July at 1056 am, RNLI volunteers from Amble lifeboat station launched the all-weather lifeboat The Four Boys to assist local fishing vessel Harvest Dawn which reported to HM Coastguard as having a fouled propeller.
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The fishing vessel Harvest Dawn was on the west side of the Coquet Island 1 mile ESE of Amble harbour when her propeller become fouled up in a string of Lobster traps.  The skipper contacted HM Coastguard for assistance.  RNLI Amble lifeboat The Four Boys arrived quickly on scene and assessed the situation.  The vessel was free of the line of Lobster traps but her steering was still fouled up so required to be towed back to the safety of Amble harbour for repairs.

One volunteer jumped aboard the stricken vessel and established a towline between the two vessels.  As the Harvest Dawn had no steering and there was a considerable swell with 2 – 3 meter waves it was necessary to deploy a casualty drogue on the stricken vessel. The purpose of this was to keep the fishing vessel in line with the all-weather lifeboat in rough seas.  The Harvest Dawn was then sucessfully towed back to Amble harbour.

Byline: On Thursaday 9th July at 1056 am, RNLI volunteers from Amble lifeboat station launched the all-weather lifeboat The Four Boys to assist local fishing vessel Harvest Dawn which reported to HM Coastguard as having a fouled propeller.
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The fishing vessel Harvest Dawn was on the west side of the Coquet Island 1 mile ESE of Amble harbour when her propeller become fouled up in a string of Lobster traps.  The skipper contacted HM Coastguard for assistance.  RNLI Amble lifeboat The Four Boys arrived quickly on scene and assessed the situation.  The vessel was free of the line of Lobster traps but her steering was still fouled up so required to be towed back to the safety of Amble harbour for repairs.

One volunteer jumped aboard the stricken vessel and established a towline between the two vessels.  As the Harvest Dawn had no steering and there was a considerable swell with 2 - 3 meter waves it was necessary to deploy a casualty drogue on the stricken vessel. The purpose of this was to keep the fishing vessel in line with the all-weather lifeboat in rough seas.  The Harvest Dawn was then sucessfully towed back to Amble harbour.