Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to DSC distress signal.
Lifeguards News Release
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Saturday 07 April 2018 at 1.05 am with its volunteer crew to a report of a DSC (Digital Selective Calling) radio distress alarm activated in Peterhead harbour.
A DSC call is a digital vhf alarm aired on channel 70 on a vhf radio. The signal gives the name of the ship, and its position. As the lifeboat made its way across the harbour to the location of the fishing boat sending the alarm, it was established to be a false alarm. The lifeboat was then stood down at 1.30 am, and returned to its berth.
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
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