Peterhead Lifeboat launched for the third time in a week
The Volunteer Crew at RNLI Peterhead were called out for the third time in less than a week on Wednesday, June 3.
Peterhead’s Tamar class lifeboat, RNLB The Misses Robertson of Kintail, launched at 6.35pm at the request of the UK Coastguard following reports of a possible sighting in the water.
After conducting a thorough coastline search from South Head towards Buchanhaven, nothing was found and the lifeboat was stood down, returning at 8.11pm.
This is the third time the crew’s pagers have sounded since the weekend, when the volunteers responded to two shouts in two days.
Notes to editors
- Peterhead lifeboat station has been operating since 1865.There have been two stations here. The first established in 1865 and closed in 1928 and the present station established in 1912. To learn more about the station, go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/peterhead-lifeboat-station
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Stacey Lynch, Peterhead Lifeboat Press Officer, 07791729954, Stacey_Lynch@rnli.org.uk
Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07920 365929, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07826 900639, email@example.com
RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789.
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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.