Blyth’s inshore lifeboat and its crew have had the busiest month of call out’s for over a decade.
During the month of July 2010 Blyth Lifeboat and her crew were called out by HM Coastguard on 12 occasions to assist people and craft in need of help.
The calls for help varied from an incident in the Port of Blyth involving a person from a motorboat near Factory Point who ended up in the water when his tender boat capsized to another incident assisting 3 persons in a motorboat that had suffered engine failure off the Port of Blyth. The reported location had been inaccurate and the motorboat was found north of Newbiggin Point. The lifeboat crew then towed the casualty some 6 miles back to its mooring in the Port of Blyth.
The successful rescues show the dedication and the value extensive training of RNLI Lifeboat crews.
The RNLI Blyth Lifeboat Station Chairman Dr. R Carr said ‘Our crew members have had a busy month and I would thank them for giving their time to help save lives at sea.’