Stromness RNLI Volunteers investigate report of flares
Whilst already out on exercise, Stromness RNLI lifeboat were asked to investigate reports of distress flares seen over Scapa Flow.
The search area given was Bay of Ireland and Hoy Sound. Meanwhile a crew member checked the harbour for any missing boats. Nothing untoward was discovered by either search so the boat was stood down and was ready for service again by 20:30
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