Peterhead RNLI at sea for twelve hours assisting fishing vessel in Mayday call
On Thursday, 1 April, HM Coastguard requested RNLI Peterhead lifeboat's assistance after a Mayday from a fishing vessel taking on water 85 NM ENE of Peterhead.
The Coastguard requested Peterhead Lifeboat to take over as escort vessel from the Fishery Protection vessel Hirta for the long seven and a half hours journey back to port, arriving in Peterhead Harbour at 10:33 am.
On seeing the Consortium tied up, The Misses Robertson of Kintail was refuelled and made ready for service again once again.
Coxswain Pat Davidson again thanked the crew for their response and to the others who helped in readying the boat for service on return.
Crew Member Sarah Patterson added it was an extended shout, and thankfully all turned out well. We were glad to escort the Consortium and crew back to Peterhead.
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