Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat escorts Success III towing Sardonyx II to safety in the river TyneTynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat launched at 19.37 to provide a safety escort for the trawler Success III that was towing another fishing vessel, Sardonyx II, that had suffered mechanical difficulties earlier in the day while fishing for prawns south east of the Tyne.

Winds were gusting up to 50 knots and the skipper of Success III was concerned that if the tow parted in the Tyne harbour he'd be unable to recover it.

The lifeboat shadowed the pair until they were safely moored on North Shields Fish Quay, arriving at 21:40. 

Tynemouth RNLIServicesBoat,Fishing,Gales,Lifeboat,Lifeboats,North,Rescue,RNLI,Shields,Station,Trawler,Tyne,TynemouthTynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat launched at 19.37 to provide a safety escort for the trawler Success III that was towing another fishing vessel, Sardonyx II, that had suffered mechanical difficulties earlier in the day while fishing for prawns south east of the Tyne. Winds were gusting up to 50...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea