Peterhead Lifeboat in three-hour weekend search

The Misses Robertson of Kintailwas launched at 11.30 pm with its volunteer crew,
The Misses Robertson of Kintailwas launched at 11.30 pm with its volunteer crew,

Peterhead Lifeboat was called out on Saturday after a vessel was reported to be taking on water off the coast.

‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was launched at 11.30 pm with its volunteer crew, to search for the vessel which was also reported to be suffering from engine failure off Peterhead.

No contact could be made with the alleged casualty, so the lifeboat was tasked to do a radar and visual search for any vessel in distress.

The lifeboat carried out an unsuccessful three-hour search for the vessel which may have been in distress in calm conditions with good visibility.

The lifeboat was stood down at 3.16am, and returned to its berth at 3.30am. The sea condition was calm, the wind was N force 1-2 and visibility was good.

Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to help save lives at sea by joining the fund raising team, or 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