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

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

Saturday, 16th June 2018, 4:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 2:34 pm
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.

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.

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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.

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

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