The crew at NSRI Shelly Beach assisted a boat in trouble at the backline off-shore of Shelly Beach on Friday morning.
Jerry Jackson, NSRI Shelly Beach station commander, said their duty crew launched the rescue craft Spirit of Dawn at the request of Shelly Beach Control to assist the local fishing charter boat Rip Tide. The fishing charter boat suffered motor mechanical failure to one of her two motors, at the backline off-shore of Shelly Beach, with 9 crew onboard.
“On arrival on the scene in two relays we transferred three persons and then four persons off the Rip Tide onto our sea rescue craft and bringing them safely to shore,” Jackson said.
“During the second transfer we stood by while the skipper and one crew member, remaining on Rip Tide, were able to bring the casualty boat safely onto the beach without incident,” he added. With all crew and Rip Tide safely ashore no further assistance was required.