Stromness RNLI Escorts Yacht
The volunteer crew of Stromness RNLI lifeboat escorted a yacht from Hoy Sound after a member of the public alerted the UK Coastguard to a possible problem.
The yachtsman assured the crew he was OK so he was escorted into Stromness harbour as a courtesy.
A Stromness RNLI spokesman said 'It is better safe than sorry and thanks go to the member of the public who reported his concerns by dialling 999 and asking for the Coastguard'
Notes to editors
· Stromness lifeboat station has been operating since 1867. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/stromness-lifeboat-station
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