Date: Sunday 10th July 2011
Wind: Light – Variable
Sea state: Clam
Time of launch: 1320hrs
Time of return: 1600hrs
Boats launched: ALB
Reason: Amble Lifeboat was requested to launch by Humber Coastguard, after a 25ft angling boat with a party of anglers on board, reported they had a fouled prop and were unable to use their engine just off the entrance to Craster harbour.
Due to the position of the boat, Craster Lifeboat was also launched to attach a tow line, to stop the boat drifting and to start towing it South towards Amble.
Amble Lifeboat met Craster Lifeboat and the casualty just off the coast at Boulmer, where upon the tow was taken up by Amble Lifeboat.
At about 1545hrs, Amble Lifeboat towed the casualty vessel through the piers at Amble, and up into Amble Marina where she was met by staff who helped secure her alongside the fuel pontoon.
Amble Lifeboat then returned to station where she was re-fuellled and made ready for service.