Man found after air & sea search
A major search is underway off the Northumberland coast after an empty fishing boat was found 15 miles out to sea from Blyth.
No one was on board the small dingy although there was fresh fish in the boat.
Tynemouth RNLI is currently searching the area.
RNLI lifeboats from Sunderland, Tynemouth and Hartlepool provided a guard of honour as former Seaham lifeboat George Elmy sailed back to her home port.
The boat capsized during a rescue in huge seas on 17 November 1962.
All five crew on board died, along with four people they had just rescued.
One of the region's busiest sail training yachts has a dedicated home on Teesside, following an official launch.
James Cook has a refurbished jetty at Middlehaven in Middlesbrough, thanks to local fundraising efforts. The renovation has cost £10,000.
One of the region's busiest sail training yachts has a dedicated home on Teesside, following a fundraising campaign.
James Cook has a refurbished jetty at Middlehaven in Middlesbrough, which will officially be opened today.
A dock worker has died after falling 30 feet through a hatch on a ship.
Emergency services were called last night to the Bright Ocean vessel at Irvine's Quay in Hartlepool.
The 59 year old man had been onboard supervising the loading of steel pipes when he fell.
The vessel's crew called the Great North Air Ambulance, police and three fire engines from Stranton Fire Station.
He was taken to James Cook University Hospital but died shortly after arrival.