9th November 2011: Three North Shields fishermen onboard the 18metre fishing vessel Luc were rescued by Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat after her nets became fouled on the sea bed, and one of her trawl doors had fouled her propellor, leaving the vessel stranded eight miles due east of the Tyne piers.

The all weather lifeboat launched at 07:47hrs and reached the Luc in just over twenty minutes. A short tow was attached by the lifeboat crew to the Luc's stern to take the weight off her fishing gear and allowing the fishermen to retrieve their nets and the trawl door was freed.  The tow was then moved to the bow of the Luc and she was towed to safety at North Shields Fish Quay, arriving at 10:35hrs.

Relief lifeboat 17-45 Duke of Kent

Tynemouth RNLIServicesFish,Fishing,Lifeboat,Luc,North,Quay,RNLI,Shields,Trawler,Tyne,Tynemouth9th November 2011: Three North Shields fishermen onboard the 18metre fishing vessel Luc were rescued by Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat after her nets became fouled on the sea bed, and one of her trawl doors had fouled her propellor, leaving the vessel stranded eight miles due east of...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea