Peterhead RNLI launch to assist in multi agency incident

Lifeboats News Release

Peterhead RNLI launched early this morning to assist in a multiagency operation not far from Peterhead Harbour

Peterhead Lifeboat

Craig Meheut

Peterhead lifeboat
The Misses Robertson of Kintail and her volunteer crew arrived on scene at 12:29 am. Quickly launching the Tamar class lifeboat's daughter craft, the smaller Y-boat, the crew stood by to ensure the safety of other emergency services working at the scene.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were then stood down from the shout at 2:02 am and returned to the berth. The lifeboat was then cleaned and made ready for service once again.

Jurgen Wahle, RNLI Peterhead LOM commented:

“It really was a phenomenal team effort between the Volunteer RNLI crew and the other emergency services. The use of the the all-weather lifeboat and the Y-boat had a really positive impact and also increased the safety of all involved”

Coxswain Alan Robertson passed his thanks to the crew for their efforts and professionalism.

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