Lifeboat launched

The Pied Beauty under tow
The Pied Beauty under tow

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was requested to launch on Friday, July 3.

The lifeboat was called out at 6.40pm with its volunteer crew to assist a disabled 43ft Yacht ‘Pied Beauty’ which had been taken in tow by the ‘Ivy Rose’ one nautical mile North East of Peterhead Harbour.

It had been established that the yacht had engine failure.

The lifeboat arrived on the scene of the casualty at approximately 7pm and took over the tow, bringing the stricken vessel to Peterhead Harbour.

Crew members returned the lifeboat to its berth at approximately 8pm.

The sea conditions and wind were calm while visibility was very restricted due to fog.

To join the Peterhead Lifeboat crew, please contact the station on 01779 473331.