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Sailor rescued on the River Tyne

Rescue boats were called out on the river Tyne yesterday (August 23rd) as a man became stranded near Jarrow after his boat broke down. At around 11:00 BST, the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) and Northumbria Police's Marine Unit were called into action to rescue the boat, which had become grounded on the river bank. The engine had leaked and … More

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Lifeboats called to sinking fishing vessel

Lifeboat crews have rescued three fishermen who got into difficulty when their boat began to sink off the coast of Redcar. The vessel was operating in the North Sea when it ran into difficulty and began taking on water, prompting lifeboats from Redcar and Hartlepool – as well as an RAF Sea King helicopter – to respond. Another fishing boat … More

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Horse-drawn canal boat navigates Leeds-Liverpool canal

A horse-drawn canal boat has completed a journey from Leeds to Liverpool on the recently-extended stretch of water. Travelling the 128-mile extended length of the Leeds-Liverpool canal, the vessel drawn by horse Bilbo Baggins was the first trip of this kind in 68 years, the BBC reports. In fact, according to Horseboating Society chairwoman Sue Day, this is the only … More

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Boat owners urged to “always” wear lifejackets

Boat owners have been encouraged to stay safe on the water by wearing a lifejacket at all times. This is the advice of coastguards in Northern Ireland, issued after crews were called to a sinking vessel at Castlerock on Sunday afternoon (August 5th), the Coleraine Times reports. Two people on board a 20 ft boat found themselves in difficulties when … More

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Man denies handling stolen boat engines

A man who was charged with handling stolen boat engines has entered a not guilty plea at his first court appearance. The Eastern Daily Press reports how Liutanras Vaiciukynas was allegedly caught loading cars containing the outboard engines onto the back of a transporter. Police charged the Lithuanian with the offence, claiming he handled the goods between December 1st 2011 … More

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West Scotland ‘one of the world’s best sailing regions’

Sailing insurance customers may want to consider exploring the west coast of Scotland, which has been described as one of the best sailing locations in the world. Sailor John MacKay claimed the Malin and Hebrides region offers a great experience for anyone keen to get out on the water. It was noted that chartering a boat is not expensive and … More

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