Date – Thursday June 2nd 2011
Launch Time – 20:49
Incident – Blyth’s inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by Humber Coastguard following a distress call from the fishing vessel “RB44 – Georgia Rose” which had suffered engine failure approximatly 1 mile east of Blyth harbour entrance.

The lifeboat launched at 20:55 and after recieving a accurate latitude and longitude from the crew of Georgia Rose was able to locate her quickly, arriving on scene at 21:03.

The lifeboat crew rigged a tow line and towed the casualty vessel back to her moorings at Blyth Boating Assocation near Factory Point, Blyth.

Once they ensured the crew of the Georgia Rose were safely ashore the lifeboat crew returned to station and the lifeboat was made ready for service again by 22:40.

RNLI BLyth Lifeboat operations manager John Scott said “The fact that the crew of the Georgia Rose had the appropriate navigation and communicatins equipment onboard and knew how to use it helped the lifeboat locate and assist them quickly”

Blyth Lifeboat towing the Georgia Rose on 2nd June 2011

Picture of Blyth Lifeboat towing “RB44 – Georgia Rose”