Date: Tuesday 20th March 2012
Wind: Light – WSW 4-5
Sea state: Calm/Modearte
Time of launch: 0830hrs
Boats launched: ALB & ILB
Reason: At 0830hrs this morning, Humber Coastguard received a call notifying them that the 8m Cabin Cruiser ‘NEVER SATISFIED V’, with 2 persons on board had run on to rocks on the South West corner of Coquet Island.
Upon hitting the rocks, the casualty vessel had damaged it’s propeller and hull, causing a mechanical failure of the engine.
Both Amble Lifeboats were launched together with the rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer, and were on scene within 10min of the initial call.
The ILB was able to approach the casualty and pass a tow rope to her and pull them to deeper water, where upon the tow was passed to the Amble Lifeboat. The casualty was then towed back to the safety of Amble Harbour.