Tynemouth lifeboat called out to Blyth fishing boat

Fishing boat Andigee being towed back to Blyth harbour by Tynemouth RNLI yesterday after suffering a fouled propeller.
Fishing boat Andigee being towed back to Blyth harbour by Tynemouth RNLI yesterday after suffering a fouled propeller.

A Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat was called out to tow a Blyth fishing boat to safety yesterday.

The 10 metre boat Andigee, crewed by two people, had been fishing 12 miles east of the Blyth coast when it got snagged on something in the water.

Tynemouth RNLI allweather lifeboat tows 10m fishing boat to safety in Blyth harbour. Photo by Mark Charlton / RNLI

Tynemouth RNLI allweather lifeboat tows 10m fishing boat to safety in Blyth harbour. Photo by Mark Charlton / RNLI

When they tried to pull away, the nets they had become entangled in got stuck around the propellers, making it unable to return to shore.

As a result, the allweather lifeboat was launched from Tynemouth to free the boat and tow it back to Blyth harbour.

A spokesperson from Tynemouth RNLI said: “It was a routine callout. Everybody was fine.”