Rescue crews called to fishing vessel

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A 28 foot fishing boat ran into trouble off the coast of Staithes when it suffered engine problems.

The RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew from Staithes and Runswick and the relief RNLI lifeboat Dorothy Selina were requested to launch by the Humber Coastguard just before 5pm on Friday 8 April.

Catcha Dream was three miles off the coast of Staithes when it called for assistance.

When the RNLI lifeboat arrived on scene they took the vessel under tow and started heading towards its home port of Hartlepool but the Hartlepool RNLI all-weather lifeboat on its way.

When they met the tow was passed to the Hartlepool crew which towed Catcha Dream back.

The Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat returned back to Staithes harbour and was rehoused and ready for service at just after 6pm.