Christmas Day call-out for Lifeboat

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Peterhead’s RNLI Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ launched on Christmas Day at 10.30pm along with its volunteer crew to assist a disabled fishing vessel which had lost engine power just off the entrance to Peterhead Harbour.

The fishing boat drifted alongside an oil supply boat prior to the arrival of the lifeboat, and managed to be made fast. The lifeboat was stood down at 10.45 pm.

Andy Brown, RNLI Coxswain for Peterhead’s all weather Lifeboat, said: “This was the first Christmas Day call out we can remember at Peterhead, and the volunteer crew have to be commended on their quick turn out under such icy and snowy conditions.

“It was quite remarkable that within 10 minutes of being paged, there was a full crew of seven on the lifeboat, and ready to go. It is a true testament of the dedication that volunteer RNLI crewmembers show when lives are at risk at sea.”