Stromness RNLI responds to a diver in Scapa Flow
The volunteer crew of Stromness RNLI Lifeboat Station were called out yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 27 September) to attend to a diver in discomfort.
Diving on the WW1 wrecks in Scapa Flow is hugely popular and several boats operate out of Stromness harbour taking individuals and clubs to the wreck sites. Occasionally divers are in need of the decompression chamber which is close by in Stromness.
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· 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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