Invergordon Lifeboat launched to broken down RIB with two persons onboard
Invergordon’s Volunteer Lifeboat crew were launched at 8.36pm Saturday 23 November to reports of a vessel adrift with no power drifting towards Oil Rigs in the Cromarty Firth
With no medical issues and the casualties assessed the Lifeboat took the 10ft RIB under tow to Nigg Slipway to be recovered.
Once arriving at Nigg Slipway, two crew members escorted the males occupants ashore in the Trent’s daughter XP boat, before taking the RIB ashore and assisting with recovery onto a trailer.
With Aberdeen's HM Coastguard updated, the all-weather lifeboat was released from service to make its way back to Invergordon’s West Harbour.
The Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready service by 10:25pm.
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.