RNLI Longhope to the rescue in Pentland Ferries power loss

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Longhope volunteer crew were paged on Tuesday at 7.50am and tasked by the UK Coastguard to assist a fishing boat which had lost engine power.

All Weather Lifeboat Helen Comrie returning to Longhope

RNLI/Mary Harris

All Weather Lifeboat Helen Comrie returning home
All weather lifeboat Helen Comrie was launched and proceeded towards the infamously dangerous stretch of water around the Pentland Skerries, where the vessel was in distress. Lifeboat coxswain Kevin Kirkpatrick quickly assessed the situation and made the decision to tow the vessel to safety.

The fishing boat was towed to St Margaret’s Hope and the Helen Comrie then returned to Longhope Pier where she was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 12pm.

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