Date: Wednesday 18th March 2009
Sea state: Smooth
Time of launch: 1515hrs
Time of return: 1635hrs
Boats launched: ALB
Reason: Amble RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat was called out after the 28ft yacht ‘Cherry B’, with 2 persons on board, reported machinery failure, 1/2 mile off shore between Birling Carrs and Alnmouth. With no wind to sail the yacht, the Lifeboat was tasked to tow the vessel back to Amble Marina where she was put onto one of the Marina pontoons, before the Lifeboat returned to station where she was made ready for service.