Bridlington lifeboat called as fishing vessel suffers steering fault

Bridlington's all weather lifeboat was called out to help a fishing vessel yesterday.

By Sarah Fitton
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 11:52 am
The Bridlington lifeboat crew
The Bridlington lifeboat crew

The 13 metre boat had suffered a steering fault very near to the offshore wind farm.

One of the wind farm standby boats towed the damaged vessel and its three crew clear of harm and awaited the arrival of Bridlington's Shannon lifeboat.

Coxswain Andy Rodgers and his crew then took over the tow and made their way back to Bridlington.

Bridlington lifeboat helps to bring the fishing boat into the harbour.

On arrival in the bay, due to the low tide, the decision was made to anchor the fishing vessel until the tide had risen enough to enter the harbour safely.

Just after 3.30pm, the lifeboat launched again and assisted the fishing boat safely into a harbour berth.

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