Stromness RNLI volunteers respond to EPIRB signal
The volunteer crew of Stromness RNLI Lifeboat Station were tasked by HM Coastguard to search for an EPIRB that had fallen from a vessel in the harbour this week.
The crew deployed the Y-boat (the small RIB carried on-board) and searched round piers and other vessels and soon found the device.
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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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