Thurso Lifeboat tows boat with engine failure back to Scrabster
RNLI The Taylors was launched at 12.50pm on Sunday 5th April in response to a call that a vessel had lost engine power and was taking on water about 12 miles west of Scrabster.
The Taylors with its volunteer crew arrived on scene 3.5 miles off the shore at 1.10pm, checked the two man crew and secured a tow to the 10 metre cabin cruiser. The boat was heading west when its engine stopped working and the crew contacted the Coastguard. Both vessels arrived back at Scrabster at 2.40pm. The crew of the rescued boat was reminded of the Governments instructions to stay at home to save lives.
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.