Sunderland Coastguard called out after fishing boat runs aground at Seaburn beach

Coastguard officers were called to Seaburn beach after receiving reports that a boat had ran aground.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 9:41 pm

The Sunderland Coastguard were called to Seaburn beach just around 4.45pm on Tuesday, May 11, after receiving reports that a fishing vessel had ran aground after suffering mechanical difficulties.

Following a number of checks, volunteers were satisfied that the public were not in danger and that there were no signs of pollution.

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Coastguard officers were called to Seaburn beach after receiving reports that a fishing vessel had ran aground. Photo: Gerry McGill.

A spokesperson for the Sunderland Coastguard said: “Coastguard officers were called out this afternoon to reports of a fishing vessel that had ran aground on the beach at Seaburn after mechanical difficulties.

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“On arrival the owner of the vessel had already left the scene after securing the vessel. Satisfied that no lives were at risk and no signs of pollution were found, the team were stood down and it was left with the owner.”

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