Bridlington Coastguard and Filey lifeboat crews rescue stranded boat

Crews assisting the boat. PIC: HM Bridlington Coastguard.
Crews assisting the boat. PIC: HM Bridlington Coastguard.

Bridlington Coastguard and Filey lifeboat crews have today rescued a small boat when it encountered engine trouble.

The vessel left Scarborough in the early hours to travel to Bridlington for repair work.

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However, the boat encountered engine trouble off Filey Brigg and called for assistance from HM Coastguard at 5.17am.

The Coastguard then requested assistance from the Filey All Weather Lifeboat, who towed the boat to Bridlington Harbour where both crews worked to moor it.

No one was injured.

In a statement on Facebook, Bridlington Coastguard said: "Team tasked to meet Filey Lifeboat at Bridlington Harbour as they were towing in a broken down coble.

"The coble had left Scarborough in the early hours passaging to Bridlington to be lifted from the water for repairs.

"Just off Filey Brigg it encountered engine trouble and requested assistance from HM Coastguard who requested the launch of Filey All Weather Lifeboat.

"Once safely in the harbour and brought alongside by the Lifeboat, the team assisted with mooring the coble and when secure and ensured all persons on board were OK the team returned to station."