Second Call Out for Crew This Week

Lifeboats News Release

Stonehaven volunteer RNLI crew were called out for the second time this week.

ILB towing Catamaran

RNLI/Lorraine Clark

ILB towing Catamaran

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.

ILB towing Catamaran

RNLI/Lorraine Clark

ILB towing Catamaran

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