Hoylake RNLI attended a shout over the weekend. Crew member Ian Davies reports:
The crew of Hoylake lifeboat were paged at 04:02Hrs Saturday 2nd April to a vessel that had run aground on Taylors bank which is about 10 nautical miles north of the Lifeboat station. The vessel the Georg Lou-N which is a scallop fishing trawler had 7 people on board one of which the mate was Scottish the rest were Latvian, the 25 metre 120 ton vessel had suffered gearbox failure that had caused it to drift in the Queens channel by channel marker buoy Q12 on its passage out of the river Mersey. You can see from the pictures that she had deployed her port beam to counter balance her list, after getting a line onto her, she was towed to Langton lock with New Brighton Lifeboat assisting as a support vessel. Once at Langton Lock a sister trawler was able to assist with her berthing, Hoylake lifeboat returned to station at 14:00Hrs.