Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to yacht with fouled propeller

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Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to yacht with fouled propeller 1NM East of Peterhead.

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Wednesday 28 June 2017 at 6.30pm with its volunteer crew, to assist a broken down 27ft yacht ‘Brie Fly’ with one person on board drifting 1 NM East of Peterhead. The lifeboat took the casualty in tow, and recovered it to Peterhead marina. The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to its berth at Peterhead Harbour, at 7.45 pm. The sea conditions were 2M swell, and wind was NNE force 2. Visibility was good.

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