Crews rescue pair in boat.TWO fishermen were rescued when their boat started to sink off the Northumberland coast The Northumberland Coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covering 39 miles of coastline from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to the River Coquet estuary in the north-east of England. .
The men were rescued after a leak flooded the trawler's engine five miles east out to sea, near Blyth.
Tynemouth RNLI's allweather lifeboat and Blyth's inshore in·shore
adv. & adj.
1. Close to a shore.
2. Toward or coming toward a shore.
in or on the water, but close to the shore: lifeboat were launched after a mayday call was made from the skipper at 2.36pm yesterday. A rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer was also launched to help search for the boat, called Fortune II.
When lifeboat crews arrived they found that a fishing vessel, Children's Friend, had already taken her under tow.
Tynemouth RNLI RNLI (in Britain) Royal National Lifeboat Institution
RNLI n abbr (BRIT) (= Royal National Lifeboat Institution) → organización benéfica que proporciona un servicio de lanchas de socorro
lifeboat, with six volunteer crew aboard, reached the Fortune II shortly after the helicopter located her and immediately put a pump on board to try to stop her sinking.
RNLI volunteer crewman and trainee coxswain Ian Black said: "When we got to the Fortune II we came alongside and found that her engine room was completely flooded and her engine and pumps stopped.
"We couldn't find where the leak was coming from so we put the salvage pump aboard which worked very well in stemming the flow of water into the boat.
"When we got to Blyth the Fortune II's skipper managed to get her engine going again and started his own pumps.
"The fishermen were returned to land safe and well."