Author: Adrian Don, Volunteer LIfeboat Press Officer
Reference: Tynemouth 055 2008
At 2:40pm the lone skipper of the 5metre cabin cruiser “Blue Jasper” radioed Humber Coastguard reporting that his anchor chain had fouled and he was unable to lift it from the seabed. The vessel was anchored in the Tyne just off the south Tyne pier.
Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat was requested to launch and travelled the short distance from the lifeboat station to the aid of the “Blue Jasper”.