Bright and Breezy Shout for Stromness RNLI Volunteer Crew
There were plenty of 'white horses' in Scapa Flow when Stromness lifeboat headed across to assist a yacht crew contending with a dragging anchor.
The lifeboat was paged yesterday (Friday) at 3:04pm and was at sea eight minutes later. On arrival the crew found that local help had resolved the problem and the yacht was safely moored at Albert Pier, St Margaret's Hope.
A spokesperson said: 'The RNLI would far rather be called out and not be needed than have a simple problem turn into tragedy. If you find yourself in an emergency situation or spot someone else in trouble, you should call 999 and ask for the coastguard.'
The lifeboat was back on her berth, fuelled and ready for service by 5pm.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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