The Bridlington All weather lifeboat was requested by the Humber Coastguard last night (9th May) after they had received a call from an offshore supply vessel which had a reported engine room fire.
At 10.13 pm the lifeboat crew were paged and on arrival at the lifeboat house a crew was chosen and briefed by Coxswain Steve Emmerson.
On board the supply vessel 11 miles South East of Bridlington a designated crew were attempting to put the fire out.
The lifeboat crew making the best possible speed to the troubled vessel were informed that the fire had been extinguished but were requested to escort the 78 meter vessel to a safe anchorage point.
The lifeboat stood by as the supply boat dropped its anchor at almost 1.00 am. After a check was made that the generator that had caused the fire was totally safe the skipper thanked the lifeboat crew and the Coastguard stood the lifeboat down.
After the lifeboat was washed down and fuel tanks filled our volunteers were debriefed before heading home at 3.30 am.