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