Bridlington Lifeboat responds to fishing boat with engine problem

Bridlington Lifeboat launched on Saturday to assist a fishing vessel with an engine problem.

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 10:07 am
Image: Andy Brompton

The All Weather Lifeboat 'Antony Patrick Jones' launched on service at 8.45am after the UK Coastguard had received a call from the local fishing vessel.

The fishing boat, with fourteen on board, was in the bay to the North of the harbour around two miles from the lifeboat station.

On his first call as Coxswain of the lifeboat Andy Rodgers and his crew were at the boats location five minutes from launching.

Image: Andy Brompton

After assessing the situation the lifeboat crew passed a tow rope to the fishing boat and headed back to the harbour.

Once inside the safety of the harbour one of the lifeboat crew, Jordan Harrison, boarded the fishing vessel to help tie along side the lifeboat.

After making sure all on board the fishing boat were safely ashore with the Bridlington Coastguard team the lifeboat headed home.