Rescue – 31 December 2016
The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was called into action early on 31 December 2016 when a fishing boat suffered mechanical failure three miles north east of Redcar.
The two-man crew of the fishing boat alerted UK Coastguard just after midnight on 31 December when their craft suffered gearbox failure while they were preparing to bring ashore fishing gear ahead of predicted strong winds.
The Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Leicester Challenge III launched from Redcar and found the boat approximately half a mile east of the Saltscar Buoy.
A tow was rigged and the stricken craft was taken to the beach at Marske, near Redcar, where an RNLI shore party had made their way by land to assist with recovering the boat to safety on the beach.