Eyemouth lifeboat helps out dredger

Eyemouth's all-weather lifeboat helped to rescue a scallop-dredger last Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday, 11th July 2017, 12:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 7:44 am
The  Immanuel IV  being towed into Eyemouth harbour  by the dive vessel, Oceanic, with Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat acting as brake.
The Immanuel IV being towed into Eyemouth harbour by the dive vessel, Oceanic, with Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat acting as brake.

The RNLI crew were requested to launch by the UK Coastguard at 2.40pm to join in the rescue of the Leith-registered Immanuel IV.

The dredger, with three crew on board, had suffered engine failure to the south of Eyemouth and was being towed back to safety by the dive vessel Oceanic.

Eyemouth’s lifeboat was launched to provide assistance and escorted both vessels towards Eyemouth.

Before entering the harbour, the lifeboat passed a tow to the fishing vessel and acted as brake while the Immanuel IV was towed in.

Meanwhile, Dunbar RNLI had to abandon its own gala day on Saturday to help hunt for a missing diver. However, after three hours with no sign of the missing man, both lifeboats returned to shore.