Volunteer crew launched the Atlantic 75 on Sunday 30 June to a yacht that suffered mechanical failure.TOGGLE SHARE OPTIONS At 2.54pm on sunday afternoon the volunteer crew were paged to respond to a yacht requiring assistance approximately 1 mile south east to the entrance to the Port of Blyth.
The Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat was launched shortly afterwards arriving on scene at 3.10pm.
It was quickly established that everyone on board the yacht were safe and well and that a mechanical breakdown meant that the casualty vessel was unable to use its engine to make way back to the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club.
One of the volunteer crew boarded the yacht so that a tow could be established and they then headed back to the Port of Blyth.
Upon arrival at South Harbour in the Port of Blyth the lifeboat was assisted by the local Coastguard unit from Blyth to ensure that the casualty vessel was safely tied up alongside.
The Atlantic 75 then made its short way back to the charity’s lifeboat station where it was made ready for service at 3.55pm.