Portpatrick RNLI have four shouts in one week

Lifeboats News Release

The past week saw Portpatrick RNLI crew and volunteers involved in four call outs

Lifeboat traveling at speed to casualty

RNLI/Pete Robinson

RNLI Lifeboat John Buchanan Barr on the way to a call out.

The past week saw the volunteer crew of Portpatrick RNLI involved in four call outs to people in distress on our coast line. Here is a brief description of the incidents.


Date of Launch; 4/07/19 Launched at 13.45

Length of shout: 2hrs

Where was Casualty: Just south of Port Logan

Nature of shout: Yacht with engine failure tow back to Portpatrick

Type of vessel: 13 m Yacht

No. PoB. M/F and age: 2 male

ALB ready for next service. 15.40


Date of Launch; 5/07/19 Launched at 07.38

Length of shout: 1 ½ hrs

Where was Casualty: 4 miles NW of Portpatrick

Nature of shout: Yacht with gearbox failure

Type of vessel: 10m yacht

No. PoB. M/F and age: 1 male

ALB ready for next service: 08.55


Date of Launch: 07/07/19 Launched at 20.35

Length of shout: 10 mins

Where was Casualty: Dashers Den

Nature of shout: Assisted in search for missing person.

Type of vessel: N/A

No. PoB. M/F and age:

ALB ready for next service: 20.50


Date of Launch: 11/07/19 Launched at 20.35

Length of shout: 1 Hour

Where was Casualty: Float Bay 1 ½ mile off shore

Nature of shout: Motor cruiser with electrical failure.

Type of vessel: Motor cruiser.

No. PoB. M/F and age: 1 male

Where from: Portpatrick

ALB ready for next service: 20.50


The Portpatrick Lifeboat crew train every Friday night from 7pm and have recently started to work more closely with the crew from Portwilliam inshore lifeboat ‘PIRSAC’ with a view to improving relations between the two services and sharing knowledge to improve the lifesaving abilities of lifeboats.

If anyone has an interest in becoming part of ether crew please contact the respective stations directly.

Pic Captions:

8746 Davie Murchie throwing a heaving line to casualty vessel.

8545 Coxswain Robert McQueen and Second CoXswain Alick Rintoul smiling after a successful Call out.

3957 RNLI Lifeboat John Buchanan Barr on the way to a call out.


RNLI media contacts


For more information please contact Portpatrick RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Pete Robinson, 07827 424308 or primaging@icloud.com

Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Officer (Scotland), 07920 365929 or martin_macnamara@rnli.org.uk


Gemma McDonald, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), 07826 900639 or gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Press Office: 01202 336789






Lifeboat crew smiling after a good end to a shout

RNLI/Pete Robinson

Coxswain Robert McQueen and Second CoXswain Alick Rintoul smiling after a successful Call out.
Lifeboatman throwing a heaving line.

RNLI/Pete Robinson

Davie Murchie throwing a heaving line to casualty vessel.

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