Fraserburgh RNLI Launched to Small Vessel

Lifeboats News Release

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.

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The thick fog at Cairnbulg Briggs began to lift

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.

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The fog lifted enough to make out Fraserburgh Lifeboat with vessel in tow

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Fraserburgh Lifeboat with vessel in tow passing an old wreck

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Fraserburgh Lifeboat with vessel in tow heading towards the safety of the harbour.

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