Thurso Lifeboat tows boat back to Scrabster

Lifeboats News Release

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.

RNLI/Karen Munro

The Taylors towing Stella Polaris

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.

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