Arbroath lifeboats launched to assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Both of Arbroath’s RNLI lifeboats were tasked yesterday (18th June) to provide assistance to a yacht located around one mile from Arbroath harbour.

Yacht being escorted into harbour by Arbroath lifeboats

RNLI/Derek Robertson

Yacht escorted into Arbroath harbour
The yacht, with three people on board, had become entangled by its rudder in a creel line and a request for lifeboat assistance was receive from HM Coastguard at around 4.40pm.

Arriving quickly on scene, the volunteer crew on board the inshore lifeboat Robert Fergusson were able to assist with freeing the yacht from the line.

Under escort from both lifeboats, the yacht and her crew were then able to make their way safely into Arbroath harbour.

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