Bridlington Shannon class lifeboat was requested by the UK Coastguard yesterday morning after reports of a fishing vessel with engine problems.

The ‘Antony Patrick Jones’ launched on service at 6.35 am on route to a local boat, with a crew of three, five miles off the Hornsea coast.

Although the weather was poor with heavy rain squalls, thunder and lightning the sea conditions were good enabling the lifeboat to reach the casualty quickly.

After a tow rope was passed the boat and crew were brought safely back to Bridlington.