Fishing boat towed by to South Shields moorings with help of RNLI

The volunteer team with the small fishing boat in the Tyne. Photo by Tynemouth RNLI.
The volunteer team with the small fishing boat in the Tyne. Photo by Tynemouth RNLI.

A small fishing boat was rescued after it broke down in the River Tyne.

Tynemouth RNLI went to the aid of the vessel with its all weather lifeboat at 12.30pm today after it suffered problems inside the south Tyne pier, just a few hundred yards from the charity's station.

The boat broke down near to the south Tyne pier. Photo by Tynemouth RNLI.

The boat broke down near to the south Tyne pier. Photo by Tynemouth RNLI.

A spokesman for the team said: "Once the lifeboat reached the vessel, our volunteer crew members quickly got it under tow and took it and its lone occupant to safety at their South Shields moorings.

"Once the fisherman was safe the lifeboat returned to station."