Lifeboat crews called out to rescue barge in trouble in the Wash

Naming ceremony and service of dedication of the RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk' at Hunstanton Lifeboat Station on Saturday afternoon.The new boat is launched. ENGANL00120111024095548
Naming ceremony and service of dedication of the RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk' at Hunstanton Lifeboat Station on Saturday afternoon.The new boat is launched. ENGANL00120111024095548

Lifeboat crews from Skegness and Hunstanton were called out to rescue a barge which got into difficulties in the Wash yesterday.

The craft, with two people on board, was sailing from Boston to Lowestoft, when it encountered heavy seas shortly before noon on Saturday.

The Hunstanton crew helped Skegness crews to secure a tow before the Skegness boat towed the vessel back to port in Boston.