Anstruther RNLI launch to assist yacht 20 miles off shore

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 22 October, the volunteer crew at Anstruther responded to a request from the UK Coastguard to assist a yacht reporting to have difficulties with its engine.

RNLI/Michael Bruce

Casualty vessel under tow
Anstruther's All-Weather Lifeboat, The Kingdom of Fife, was launched shortly after 10.30am and began its journey towards the casualty vessel, 20 miles north east of Anstruther.

The Lifeboat arrived on scene just after 12pm and established a tow with the casualty vessel and began the very slow tow back towards Anstruther Harbour. The Lifeboat and casualty vessel arrived safely back at Anstruther Harbour just after 5pm.

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