Peterhead crew assist in cooling burning fishing boat
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by Aberdeen Coastguard on 16 August 2016 at 5.50 am with its volunteer crew.
The task was to assist the fire brigade by aiding in boundary cooling a blazing fishing boat in the harbour basin. The lifeboat stood by the burning fishing boat till10 am and helped to cool the deck and hull by using its water pump and hose as an aid to firemen. The lifeboat was stood down at 10am and returned to its berth.
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• Peterhead lifeboat station has been operating since 1865. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to http://peterheadlifeboat.co.uk/
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