Invergordon RNLI launched to disabled motor vessel by popular Dolphin location
Invergordon’s Volunteer Lifeboat crew were launched at 3.18pm Sunday 2nd June to reports of a vessel who had lost power in the Moray Firth and drifting around Chanonry Point.
The casualty vessel with two persons on board had reported engine / fuel problems and was adrift, in the Chanonry Narrow, Kessock Lifeboat crew quickly established a tow to bring the vessel out of any immediate danger.
Once clear of any danger, Invergordon Lifeboat began to take over the tow, by placing one crew member on board the 15m 18 tonne vessel to assist in the transfer and ensure the two persons were safe and well.
With the tow transfer complete, Invergordon carried on with the tow into Inverness Marina where local coastguard teams were on scene ready to assist. Kessock Lifeboat was then released from service and made way back to the station slipway to awaiting recovery crew.
Once alongside in the marina, and all confirmed well, Aberdeen Coastguard released Invertgordon from service to make its way to Invergordon’s West Harbour.
The Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready service by 7:30pm
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 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.