Arbroath lifeboat tows yacht to Tayport
Arbroath’s all-weather lifeboat was called into action on Tuesday (16th May) to assist in towing a yacht from the River Tay to Tayport harbour.
A request for assistance was received from UK Coastguard and the lifeboat launched at 2.10pm.
The 8 metre yacht, with three people on board, had suffered a steering problem in the River Tay.
With the help of Broughty Ferry’s inshore lifeboat, the Arbroath crew got the yacht under tow and towed it safely to Tayport harbour, arriving at 3.50pm.
There were no injuries.
Arbroath’s lifeboat returned to station around 5pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.