Stranraer lifeboat tows broken down fishing vessel back to Stranraer Harbour
The volunteer crew in Stranraer towed the fishing vessel back to Stranraer with assistance from the all-weather lifeboat at Portpatrick.
At 12:23pm on Saturday 11th August 2018 Stranraer lifeboat was launched to a report of a broken down fishing vessel with one person on board adrift in Wig Bay and close to going aground. Stranraer lifeboat arrived quickly on scene and attached a tow line pulling the vessel clear of the shoreline before continuing the tow towards Stranraer Harbour. Portpatrick lifeboat were also tasked and assisted with the last leg of the tow berthing the vessel in Stranraer Harbour.
The lifeboat was rehoused and ready for service at 1500 hours.
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