Lerwick lifeboat launched to assist yacht
Lerwick Lifeboat was launched at 3.30pm on 1 July to attend the yacht Escape after it developed trouble with its propeller just over a mile east of Mousa.
The yacht, which had around six people on board, was safely towed into Lerwick by the Lifeboat, arriving at 5.45pm
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Peter Kerr, Local Press Officer, Lerwick, 01595 693827, 07853 336596
Alan Tarby, Coxswain, 07764 223917
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Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.