Courage goes to stricken vessel’s aid

Whitby lifeboat establish a tow with Sparkling Waters

Whitby lifeboat establish a tow with Sparkling Waters

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A fishing vessel went to the aid of a trawler which had broken down last Thursday evening.

At 4.40pm Humber coastguard requested the launch of RNLI Whitby all-weather relief lifeboat, Forward Birmingham, to assist the fishing vessel Sparkling Waters, which had six crew on board. The fishing vessel Courage had attempted to tow the larger trawler back in to Whitby but also began to have engine problems and was struggling with the tow as Sparkling Waters was sheering to starboard.

The relief lifeboat took over the tow both boats made way for Whitby harbour, arriving at 5.55pm. Sparkling Waters safely moored alongside Whitby Fish Quay at 6.15pm.