Invergordon RNLI responds to second callout in same location.
The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched this afternoon to a small fishing vessel which had fouled the propeller
This time the casualty was a 8m Fishing boat which the propeller became fouled close to the rocky shoreline.
Arriving shortly after 5:30pm, the volunteer crew prepared a tow from the Bow of the lifeboat to ensure the vessel did not encroach the rocks and into deeper water before transferring the to the stern and towing back to the safety of it’s mooring just off Cromarty.
Once moored safely, the Lifeboat proceeded back up the firth to return to the berth in Invergordon’s West Harbour where the boat was refueled and made ready for service for 6:40pm.
Invergordon Lifeboat Coxswain Andrew Murray said “This was another swift well planned rescue which goes to show the dedication and commitment of the volunteer crew who acted so quickly for the 2nd time in so many hours”.
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