Thurso Lifeboat tows boat back to Scrabster
Thurso lifeboat. The Taylors was launched yesterday (22 April) at 5.55pm in response to a report from the UK Coastguard that a fishing boat had suffered engine failure.
The creel fishing vessel had lost power seven and a half miles west of Holburn Head.
The Taylors arrived on scene at 6.25pm and secured a tow rope.
Both vessels arrived back in Scrabster at 7.05pm.
The Taylors then proceeded to take part in a prearranged training exercise in Thurso Bay.
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.