The all weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10:54, just 6 and half hours after returning from the longest distance service any RNLI lifeboat has ever carried out, when Humber Coastguard received a call for assistance from the skipper of the 6m boat.
The lifeboat launched soon after and sped the short distance to the broken down boat. The crew quickly attached a tow rope and took the boat and the three men to safety at Royal Quays Marina.
This was the 40th launch on service for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboats during 2015.
Lifeboat: 17-20 Spirit of Northumberland