Longhope lifeboat assists in medivac from Scapa Flow

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Longhope volunteer crew were paged at 11.23 this morning to attend an oil tanker in Scapa Flow where a crew member had been taken ill.

RNLI/Andy Fellows

The Helen Comrie was quickly launched from Longhope Pier and proceeded with a medical evacuation, transferring the casualty to an ambulance at Houton for transport to hospital. 

The lifeboat returned to Longhope Pier at 12:40pm and was refuelled and once again made ready for service. 

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