Wick lifeboat was launched last night to go to the assistance of a 30’ yacht

Lifeboats News Release

The vessel, with two people on board, was struggling against strong tides and strong Southerly winds to the north of Freswick, near Wick.

Stock photograph (not taken on the night)

RNLI/John Taylor

Stock photograph (not taken on the night)

The lifeboat arrived on scene approximately 30 minutes after launching at 8pm. Once on scene a decision was made that the best course of action was to transfer two of the lifeboat crew to the yacht to assist and rig up a tow.

Having successfully establishing a tow rope the vessel was delivered safely to Wick harbour four and a half hours after launching.

Mark Cormack (Coxswain), said it was a dirty night with a strong 40 knot wind, driving rain, and 3-meter seas.

Mark commented that it was great teamwork among the crew which brought the shout to a successful conclusion.

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