Peterhead RNLI conduct search after the activation of a Personal Locator Beacon
RNLI Peterhead’s Tamar class lifeboat launched yesterday (Thursday 13 November) after the UK Coastguard received an emergency signal from a personal locator beacon two miles south of Peterhead.
The volunteer crew launched in calm sea conditions and commenced a search for any vessels in distress.
The volunteer crew searched south of the town with assistance from other vessels in the area. The BOND search and rescue helicopter from Aberdeen assisted too but nothing was found.
Once satisfied that there were no lives in danger, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to the station at shortly after 1800 where she was refuelled and made ready for service.
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