Second call in 18 hours for Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat and its volunteer crew were called into action for the second time in 18 hours on Thursday 27 June 2019.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Under tow

Responding to a request to launch by the UK Coastguard at 6:10pm, the lifeboat was tasked to assist an 8 metre yacht with a fouled propeller, to the east of St Abbs head.

Arriving quickly on scene, a line was passed to the yacht and taken under tow to Eyemouth harbour.

Once the yacht and its two crew were placed safely alongside, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, around 90 minutes after the initial call.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Shortening the tow

RNLI/Eyemouth

Entering harbour

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