Call Out For Stonehaven Crew
Stonehaven RNLI were tasked today at 11.30hrs by HM Coastguard.
They were asked to assist a creel boat whos props had got snagged, south of Stonehaven. The creel boat ‘Even Less’ had been fishing at Trelung Ness when the props became snagged in lines. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat ‘Jamie Hunter’ with 4 crew on board, launched and arrived on scene. The volunteer crew assisted in cutting the boat free and away from the rocks.
The boat was then able to start and make it’s way back to harbour with the lifeboat following behind to assist should anything go wrong.
The lifeboat was then refuelled and made ready and back on station at 14.00hrs
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.