Arbroath RNLI called to assist fishing vessel with two onboard

Lifeboats News Release

Arbroath RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat RNLB Inchcape was launched today (Firday 29 March) to assist a fishing vessel suffering steering difficulties.

ALB towing fishing vessel

RNLI/Sam Clow

Fishing vessel under tow
A request for assistance was received by HM Coastguard at 11:56am.

A short time later the volunteer RNLI crew launched to a 6.9m fishing vessel with 2 people onboard, which had lost all steering and was managing to hold position 1.4 nautical miles east of Arbroath harbour.

All being well, the vessel was swiftly taken under tow by the lifeboat and safely returned to Arbroath harbour.

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