Aberdeen Lifeboat tows disabled fishing vessel to safe harbour
At around 4pm today, Friday 11 October, Aberdeen’s all-weather lifeboat ‘Bon Accord’ was tasked to assist a 28 metre fishing vessel which had lost power approximately 21 miles east south east of Aberdeen.
Making best speed to scene, the lifeboat established a tow and began the lengthy journey back to safe harbour.
The fishing vessel was safely brought alongside in Aberdeen shortly after 10pm. The lifeboat then returned to her berth to be refuelled, washed down, and prepared for further service.
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.