Seahouses RNLI launch to yacht with rope around propellor
Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard at 10.51pm on Friday 23 August 2019, (the night before their annual fund raising fete !) following a call for assistance from an 11 metre yacht, south of Holy Island.
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.