Sea rescue anniversary: Full report

Volunteer Life Brigade members have been gathering in South Shields to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a dramatic sea rescue. The Lebanese steamer the Adelfotis was blown onto the beach by gale force winds. The captain and 22 members of his crew were rescued by breeches buoy.


South Shields ship rescue

A ceremony is taking place to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a ship rescue. The Adelfotis II became stranded off the coast of South Shields in 1963.