Stromness RNLI Volunteers investigate report of flares

Lifeboats News Release

Whilst already out on exercise, Stromness RNLI lifeboat were asked to investigate reports of distress flares seen over Scapa Flow.

Members of lifeboat crew wearing face masks to protect against covid-19

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Lifeboat crew at a time of covid-19
Just before dark on Thursday (1st October), Stromness volunteer lifeboat crew were thinking about concluding their exercise for the evening at 19:00 when they were asked by the UK Coastguard to investigate a report of flares seen from the Stenness shore in Orkney Mainland.

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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