Second Call Out for Crew This Week
Stonehaven volunteer RNLI crew were called out for the second time this week.
They were asked by HM Coastguard to assist a Catamaran that had been reported to been washed ashore at Findon Ness. The Atlantic 75 'Miss Betty' was launched and quickly made speed to the stricken vessel. On arrival they found that the yachtsman had put the catamaran ashore deliberately to empty water that was being taken on through a small manageable leak to one of the hulls. He was then having difficulty taking the vessel back out to sea so the ILB crew towed him to safety before he continued on his way. Aberdeen Lifeboat had also been tasked to assist.
A good outcome for all concerned.
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.