Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat escorted home by dolphins

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched at 7:20pm on Friday 17 August 2018 after it was reported to the UK Coastguard that a passenger vessel was in need of assistance.


Dolphins escort passenger boat

The lifeboat was on scene within minutes and quickly took the vessel under tow, following which, both boats were escorted back to harbour by a number of dolphins.

Once the vessel was safely alongside, Eyemouth lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, approximately 40 minutes after the initial call.

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