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