Stromness RNLI Volunteers in Early morning Call

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of RNLI Stromness lifeboat were called to the aid of a small pleasure boat in the early hours of this morning


Stock image of Stromness RNLI lifeboat
Stromness RNLI lifeboat, Violet Dorothy and Kathleen, was called out at 01:15 today (23 October) to go to the aid of a single-handed pleasure boater run aground and taking in water on Outer Holm, one of the two, small tidal islands making up the eastern arm of Stromness Harbour.

The volunteers launched the Y-boat to transfer the skipper of the casualty to the lifeboat. A salvage pump was then put across and the casualty pumped out before being towed across the harbour and brought ashore at the north slip. The lifeboat was stood down and back on her berth by 03:15.

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