Peterhead RNLI launches to reports of capsized yacht
Peterhead RNLI launched yesterday (10 March) at 2:01pm at the request of the UK Coastguard to reports of a capsized vessel off the village of Boddam
After arriving on scene, it was quickly established that the vessel hadn't capsized and was not in distress. It required no assistance and continued its onward journey to Peterhead.
Peterhead’s Tamar class lifeboat, RNLB The Misses Robertson of Kintail was stood down at 2:15pm and returned to station at 2:53pm. The volunteers disembarked and the lifeboat was made ready for service once again.
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.