Tyne ferry rescued after engine failure in howling gale
6 December 2015
From the section Tyne & Wear
The Spirit of the Tyne needed rescuing after its engines failed in high winds
Passengers on the cross-Tyne ferry had to be rescued as its engine failed and it was carried off in a “howling gale”.
The Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat went to the aid of the Spirit of the Tyne at 23:30 GMT as it made its final crossing between North and South Shields.
A small number of passengers were rescued by the Port of Tyne pilot boat before the ferry, manned only by the captain, was blown into a …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed