Bridlington’s All Weather Lifeboat was requested this morning (8th July) by the UK Coastguard after a 13 meter fishing vessel had suffered a steering fault very close to the offshore wind farm.
One of the wind farm stand by boats towed the damaged craft and its three crew clear of harm and awaited the arrival of Bridlington’s Shannon lifeboat.
Coxswain Andy Rodgers and his crew took over the tow and made their way back to Bridlington. On arrival in the bay, due to the low tide, the decision was made to anchor the fishing vessel until the tide had risen enough to enter the harbour safely.
Just after 3.30 pm the lifeboat launched again and assisted the fishing boat safely into a harbour berth.