Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat launches to an alleged vessel with engine problems
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Saturday 27 May 2017 at 11.30 pm with its volunteer crew, to search for a vessel reported to be taking in water and having engine failure off Peterhead.
No contact could be made with the alleged casualty, so the lifeboat was tasked to do a radar and visual search for any vessel in distress. The lifeboat carried out an unsuccessful three hour search for a vessel which may have been in distress in calm conditions with good visibility.
The lifeboat was stood down at 3.16 am, and returned to its berth at 3.30 am. The sea condition was calm, the wind was N force 1 - 2 and visibility was good.
Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to help save lives at sea by joining the fund raising team, or the crew. If you think you have some spare time to help raise funds to save lives at sea, or you have what it takes to be a member of the lifeboat crew, then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331
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.