Date – Sunday April 24th 2011
Launch Time – 12:20
Incident – Blyth’s inshore lifeboat was already launched on its regular sunday morning exercise in South Harbour, Port of Blyth when the crew were informed by a member of the RNYC of a motor boat suffering engine failure near the High Ferry Landing.
Upon arrival at the High Ferry Landing the lifeboat discovered the “Shandell” with two persons onboard. The “Shandell” was taken in tow to its berth near Number 39 Jetty, in the upper harbour Port of Blyth.
The Lifeboat crew made sure that the motor boat was secured and the two persons were safe and then returned to station and was ready for service again at 13:10.
Blyth Lifeboat Operations Manager Mr. John Scott said “The rescue operation went smoothly and it is good that the two persons are safe. The boat failure may not have happened if the owner had had a RNLI Sea Safety check.”
If any boat owner wishes to arrange a Sea Safety Check they can call Mr John Scott on 07802 940 663.