Wick RNLI launch to assist a fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Wick Lifeboat was launched on Monday 12 August to assist a local fishing vessel in difficulty.

RNLI/John Taylor

A report was received of a fishing vessel broken down approx five miles South of Wick.

The all-weather lifeboat launch and reached the scene at around 11:37. The volunteer crew took the vessel under tow and returned to harbour at approximately 13:20.

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