Five anglers rescued by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat

FIVE anglers were rescued by Tynemouth RNLI's all weather lifeboat and her volunteer crew this evening (September 8th).

The 20' angling boat Chrisden had suffered engine failure two miles out to sea, east of South Shields. The boat's marine VHF radio had a very weak signal but her skipper managed to radio Port of Tyne Vessel Traffic Services to request assistance, who immediately passed the request to Humber Coastguard, who in turn requested the launch of Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat.

On arriving at the stranded vessel a tow was attached and she and her occupants towed to safety without further incident at her South Shields Angling Club moorings.

The lifeboat returned to station after investigating a small rowing craft that the Coxswain had noticed in the lower harbour during the towing operation. As it was getting dark it seemed unwise for the occupants to be on the river but when the lifeboat crew located them they were assured that the boat was going to be lifted out at South Shields slipway.

Lifeboat: 17-20 Spirit of Northumberland

Five anglers rescued by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboatTynemouth RNLIServicesangling,Lifeboat,Rescue,RNLI,service,Shields,south shields,Tyne,TynemouthFIVE anglers were rescued by Tynemouth RNLI's all weather lifeboat and her volunteer crew this evening (September 8th). The 20' angling boat Chrisden had suffered engine failure two miles out to sea, east of South Shields. The boat's marine VHF radio had a very weak signal but her skipper managed...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea