Lifeboat crews rescue five people on stranded motor cruiser on the Humber

The  Humber lifeboat, Pride of the Humber in action. Picture: Steve Collins/RNLI
The Humber lifeboat, Pride of the Humber in action. Picture: Steve Collins/RNLI
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THE HUMBER RNLI lifeboat crew has rescued a 47ft motor cruiser which became stranded on the River Humber.

The incident happened at around 8.30pm yesterday.

The RNLI crew at Spurn Point received a call from UK Coastguard asking them to help a motor cruiser with “fuel issues” at Paull sands near Immingham.

The independent lifeboat from Humber Rescue was also launched as the cruiser was on passage to Hull Marina.

The stranded vessel had managed to safely anchor just outside of the major shipping channel.

RNLI Lifeboat towed the vessel and five people on board to Grimsby.

After a few hours tied up outside the dock the vessel was put into Grimsby Marina at around 02.30am today. The Humber Lifeboat then returned to station.

Liam Dunnett crewman at Humber RNLI said: “This service was a great example of the Coastguard, RNLI and independent lifeboats working together to assist some seafarers in need, thankfully the casualty was well equipped so when she had problems when passaging through the Humber the skipper was able to call for assistance and make the vessel safe while awaiting the lifeboats arrival.”