Invergordon Lifeboat launched to disabled yacht in Moray Firth
Invergordon’s Volunteer Lifeboat crew were launched at 8:40pm Tuesday 28 May to reports of a vessel who had lost power in the Moray Firth and drifting towards Nairn’s West Beach.
Shortly after the tow was then passed to MIRO’s (Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation) IRB to ensure a safe passage up the River Nairn and then brought alongside into Nairn Harbour where awaiting local coastguard teams were ready to assist.
The Invergordon Lifeboat was released from service by Aberdeen Coastguard and made its way back to Invergordon’s West Harbour arriving and made ready for service by 10:40pm.
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.