RNLI Longhope lifeboat launched to rescue in Pentland Firth.

Lifeboats News Release

Fishing vessel looses power off Duncansby Head and requires assistance.

RNI Longhope lifeboat preparing to tow MV Kemarvin


RNI Longhope lifeboat preparing to tow.

Longhope lifeboat crew were paged by UK Coastguards at 20.33 on Sunday 21 May. They were requested to attend the 16m fishing vessel FV Kemarvin that had lost power and was drifting off Duncansby Head.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 21.02 and quickly established a tow. The fishing vessel with three crew onboard was then towed safely into Scrabster harbour. Weather conditions were good and the tides ideal for the rescue which went smoothly.

The lifeboat returned to station, was refuelled and ready again for service at 02.00.

Ideal conditions in Pentland Firth for rescue by RNLI Longhope


Ideal conditions for rescue

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