Lifeboat crew called to help wind farm guard boat

Filey’s volunteer lifeboat crew were called to help a broken down wind farm guard vessel.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 9:35 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 8:49 am
The Opportune

Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Filey’s all-weather lifeboat to assist the 25-metre boat - the Opportune - whose engine had failed about six miles east of Filey on Tuesday September 1 at 4pm.

It took around three hours to tow the boat to Scarborough's harbour where it was berthed.

John Ward, Filey Lifeboat's press officer, said: “Our all-weather lifeboat was quickly launched today. The service was quite straightforward, although the Opportune is quite a large vessel.

"Thanks to all the crew who attended yesterday especially those who assisted with the recovery of the lifeboat."

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