Two more rescues for Amble lifeboats bringing the total to four this weekShout number 1 – Wednesday 24th July

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Shout number 1 – Wednesday 24th July
Amble all-weather lifeboat The Four Boys was launched at 15.30 hrs on Wednesday when a call came in that a 26ft boat had suffered mechanical failure.
The vessel was located just outside the south pier of Amble harbour and was drifting towards cliffs. The vessel managed to get an anchor rigged to slow down the drift. Amble inshore lifeboat Mildred Holcroft was the first to arrive on scene and quickly placed a volunteer crewmember on board to assess the situation. Once it was clear that the three persons on board were all well, a tow line was rigged to The Four Boys and the larger lifeboat towed the casualty back to Amble Marina for investigation.

Wind: SE 3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 15.30hrs
Time of return: 16.15hrs

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Shout number 2 – Thursday 25th July
Both the All-weather lifeboat The Four Boys and the Inshore lifeboat Mildred Holcroft were launched today after a local fishing boat had taken a wave broadside whilst attending to fishing nets half a mile from the North pier of Amble harbour. This had forced the boat onto her nets and, as such, she had become bound up in them and was unable to manoeuvre. As a result of this, she was forced onto the beach where the lifeboat crew were able to free her drive gear from the nets. As there was no damage to the boat, the Skipper decided to wait for the returning tide when he could re-float the vessel and return to harbour.

Wind: SE 2
Visibility: Poor
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 09.00hrs
Time of return: 09.45hrs

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