Berwick RNLI assists with an adrift fishing vessel

Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI was asked to launch the D-class inshore lifeboat by UK Coastguard last Thursday (1.18pm) after it was reported that a small fishing boat came adrift from its mooring in the Greenses harbour area north of the Berwick station.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 6:20 pm
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 6:21 pm
Picture by Anita Crook.

After the inshore lifeboat crew had managed to help re-secure the vessel, the launch of the Berwick Mersey class lifeboat Joy and Charles Beeby was requested.

This was as a safety precaution due to the sea state, the swell of the sea and the high waves which where bounding over the harbour walls, just in case the inshore lifeboat got into difficulties transiting from the Greenses harbour.

Both lifeboats and crews then sailed back to the lifeboat station and were made ready for service.

The picture above shows the Berwick RNLI crew pulling the fishing boat that had come adrift off the rocks to a position where they could re-secure it.