Fraserburgh RNLI Launched to Small Vessel
Fraserburgh Lifeboat was launched by UK Coastguard 1 March 2021 at 15.18 to a small plywood vessel with four occupants which had ran out of fuel.
Leaving the harbour in bright sunshine the Trent class ALB Willie and May Gall soon encountered heavy fog but managed to locate the small vessel quickly.
A tow was established and the lifeboat towed the vessel back to Fraserburgh harbour where the occupants were met and by the Coastguard.
Fraserburgh Lifeboat was washed down, refuelled and ready for service at 16.45.
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.