Boat towed back into harbour after engine difficulties at sea

A vessel had to be towed back into Seaham Harbour after suffering engine difficulties out at sea.

Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 10:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 11:01 am
The boat was towed back into Seaham Marina.

Seaham Coastguard were called out alongside Sunderland's RNLI team after the Coastguard received a report the boat was struggling with engine problems 3.3 nautical miles off the coast of Seaham.

A spokesman for the Coastguard said: " The team arrived on scene and gathered a bearing and grid reference to guide Sunderland lifeboat into the vessel so they could establish a tow back to Seaham Marina.

"Once the vessel had been towed back into Seaham Marina the team secured the vessel and ensured the crew were safe and well."

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The incident happened yesterday afternoon.