Portpatrick Lifeboat rescues fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

The Portpatrick Lifeboat RNLB John Buchannan Barr Launched in the early hours of Sunday 25 November to assist a fishing vessel in difficulty.

Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew from Portpatrick were paged to launch at 00:43 on Sunday 25 November to assist a commercial fishing vessel which had mechanical failure, approximately 4 miles South of Portpatrick.

The Crew launched the lifeboat shortly after receiving the launch notification. On reaching the stricken vessel the lifeboat crew managed to attach a tow line, and the scallop dredger was taken under tow to Portpatrick Harbour.

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