Date: Friday 22nd April 2011
Wind: Variable 2-3
Visibility: Very Poor (Thick Fog)
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1040hrs
Time of return: 1545hrs
Boats launched: ALB + ILB
Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after the skipper of the vessel ‘PRIDE & GLORY’ broadcast a MAYDAY reporting he was aground just South of Amble Harbour..
With the tide ebbing fast the vessel was well aground when the Lifeboats arrived on scene. With a slight swell around the rocky area the Coxswain decided to remain on scene until the vessel re-floated.
By mid afternoon a tow had been establised as the casualtys rudder had been damaged and it was towed back into Amble Marina.