Early start on Monday for Whitby RNLI
The Whitby RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched to assist after a fishing vessel broke free from its moorings in the harbour at 4.45am on Monday (24 July).
After discovering that there was no one aboard the local coastguard kept a visual watch on the boat while one of our volunteers boarded the vessel and secured it.
Helm Jonathan Marr said 'Well done to the harbour staff who noticed that the vessel only had one rope and could have posed a risk to nearby boats in the harbour. Potential damage to one or more boats has been avoided.'
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.