Lifeboat launched to aid of yacht

The lifeboat took the casualty in tow, and recovered it to Peterhead marina
The lifeboat took the casualty in tow, and recovered it to Peterhead marina

Peterhead Lifeboat was launched last night to go to the aid of a stricken yacht.

The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by UK Coastguard at 6.30pm to assist the 27-feet yacht Brie Fly with one person on board which had a fouled propeller and was drifting one mile east of Peterhead.

The lifeboat took the casualty in tow, and recovered it to Peterhead marina. The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to its berth at the harbour, at 7.45pm.

The sea conditions were 2M swell, and wind was NNE force 2. Visibility was good.

Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to join the fundraising team, and the crew. If you think you have some spare time to help raise funds to save lives at sea, or you have what it takes to be a member of the lifeboat crew, then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331