Invergordon Lifeboat launch to yacht in gale force winds which broke mooring

Lifeboats News Release

Invergordon Lifeboat launched after a yacht broke its moorings and drifted up the firth and onto rocks at Dalmore Embankment in high winds overnight.

At 10:19 this morning (Thursday), the UK Coastguard requested the Invergordon Lifeboat and her volunteer crew to assist after they received reports of the 17ft vessel breaking its mooring in the extremely strong winds and ending aground on the rocks at Dalmore Embankment overnight. Invergordon Shannon Class Lifeboat, Agnes AP Barr made best speed towards Dalmore and arrived on scene at 10:36am where the vessel was set float again by the flooding tide, the vessel owner and crew-mate undertook the passage back to the mooring after ensuring no damage was sustained.

The Lifeboat escorted the vessel and her two crew back under her own power to the Kiltearn by Evanton mooring, where she was made secure and the two persons on board made it safely back to shore via the small tender to the awaiting Coastguard team.

Once the yacht was secured on the mooring, Invergordon lifeboat was stood down and departed the scene and returned to Invergordon’s West Harbour, arriving back at 12:15pm before being made ready for the next service.

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17ft Yacht underway to mooring with Lifeboat escorting

RNLI/Michael MacDonald

17ft Yacht underway to mooring with Lifeboat escorting
17ft Yacht underway to mooring with Lifeboat escorting

RNLI/Michael MacDonald

17ft Yacht underway to mooring with Lifeboat escorting

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