Bridlingtons Shannon class lifeboat launched last night at 7.57 pm after the UK Coastguard had received a call from a vessel that an emergency beacon had been seen on their radar.

The Search And Rescue Transponder known as (SART) is used by various vessels at sea from a basic life raft to a large Tanker. When a vessel is in danger of sinking a signal is transmitted that can be picked up by the Radar of vessels in the area.

The search and rescue incident was overseen by the Humber Coastguard and the Bridlington lifeboat was joined by a Coastguard Helicopter and a number of other boats in the area.

The position given to the volunteer lifeboat crew to search was originally 38 miles East North East of Flamborough Head but as the Shannon crew searched that area they were requested  to cover up to 50 miles North North East of Bridlington.

The search was called off around midnight by the Coastguard after nothing had been found and the Bridlington lifeboat arrived back on the beach at 2.23 am.

While at sea the crew had sailed 95 miles to and from the incident and searched an area of almost 40 square miles.
and a number of other boats in the area.

The position given to the volunteer lifeboat crew to search was originally 38 miles East North East of Flamborough Head but as the Shannon crew searched that area they were requested  to cover up to 50 miles North North East of Bridlington.

The search was called off around midnight by the Coastguard after nothing had been found and the Bridlington lifeboat arrived back on the beach at 2.23 am.

While at sea the crew had sailed 95 miles to and from the incident and searched an area of almost 40 square miles.