Sunderland RNLI called out after boat reports being in difficulty

Sunderland's team of RNLI volunteers were called out to sea after a boat reported it was in difficulty 1.5 miles out to sea.

By Fiona Thompson
Saturday, 01 June, 2019, 20:23
Sunderland's RNLI team were called out to help a boat after it reported difficulties while out at sea.

Sunderland Lifeboat Station has reported it received the call out for its Atlantic 85 Lifeboat to reports of a vessel facing problems north east of Seaham.

A spokesperson for the team said: "Thankfully when our crew arrived at the scene our assistance was not required and we were stood down by UK Coastguard."

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The call out happened just before 11am today.