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Broughty Ferry lifeboats launched to foreign boat

Lifeboats News Release

Both Broughty Ferry RNLI lifeboats were launched today (Thursday 29 June) following a distress call from a Polish registered sailing vessel

The Broughty Ferry volunteers were called in to action at 1.40pm shortly after the 16 metre sailing vessel grounded near to the entrance at Tayport Harbour.

With the assistance of a volunteer shore crew the inshore lifeboat was launched and was on quickly on scene. The larger all weather lifeboat Elizabeth of Glamis followed a short time later

Once on scene the lifeboat crews stood by and provided support whilst the crew of the vessel successfully attempted to refloat themselves. By 3pm the boat was freed. All eight crew members on board were unharmed. Both lifeboats returned to station where they were made ready for any further calls.

RNLI media contacts: Colin Davidson, RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer for Broughty Ferry on 07963 482348, [email protected]

Or Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or [email protected]

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, [email protected]

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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