Lifeboat launched to assist stricken yacht

The Mises Robertson of Kintail was called out to the aid of a stricken yacht two miles off Scotstown Head.
The Mises Robertson of Kintail was called out to the aid of a stricken yacht two miles off Scotstown Head.

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ launched on Tuesday to assist a disabled yacht.

The lifeboat was called out at 8.40pm to help the stricken 45-feet yacht Ariel, which had two persons onboard and had foule its propeller around two miles east of Scotstown Head.

The lifeboat arrived on the scene of the casualty at approximately 9.03pm.

The lifeboat crew cleared the rope from the propeller, and the boat then towed the vessel to Peterhead Bay marina.

The lifeboat returned to its berth at Peterhead Harbour, at approximately 10.50 pm.

The sea conditions were slight and winds were force 2.The occupants of the yacht praised the RNLI service by saying it was “very quick, very competent, and very friendly.”

Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to join the fund raising 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 the volunteer crew at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331.