Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to report of life jacket lost at sea.
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was requested to launch for the third time in two days by UK Coastguard on Saturday 07 April 2018 at 1.27 pm with its volunteer crew to a report of an empty lifejacket and debris reported as being off Rattray Head.
The lifeboat was tasked to search near the shoreline between Peterhead and Fraserburgh. After a search of two hours the lifeboat was then tasked to rendezvous with Fraserburgh lifeboat and take the missing life jacket, which they had recovered from a fishing boat from Fraserburgh lifeboat and deliver it ashore to Fraserburgh lifeboat station. The lifeboat was then stood down at 4.00 pm, and returned to its berth at 4.30 pm. The sea conditions were 1 to 2 M swell, and wind was SE 14 – 16 Knots. 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, in a normal year, 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.