RNLI rescues two trawlers in one go

Two trawlers called out the RNLI when both became stranded

Two trawlers called out the RNLI when they were

left stranded eight miles south east of the River Tyne. Trawler Good Fellowship offered help to the trawler,

Trustful, which got into difficulty

with nets caught in its propellers. Good

assisted by towing her back to port, but also became tangled in

floating debris.

The skipper of Good Fellowship called out the Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat. The six

fishermen and two boats were towed in convoy back to Tyne pier at

around 17:30 on Monday, before a number of complicated manoeuvres to berth both

unpowered trawlers, safely. 

Michael Nugent, Tynemouth lifeboat coxswain

said, “This was a very unusual rescue and certainly the first time the

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat has recued two large fishing boats at the same time.’