Lifeboat launches after sighting of distress flare

Peterhead Lifeboat was requested to launch at 8pm on Thursday
Peterhead Lifeboat was requested to launch at 8pm on Thursday

Peterhead Lifeboat was requested to launch at 8pm on Thursday after a reported sighting of a distress flare off the town.

After a successful search off the river Ugie mouth and Craigewan rocks without finding a casualty, the lifeboat was stood down at 10.30 pm and returned to its station at 10.45 pm.

The sea conditions were 1-2M swell, and wind was W SW 8 - 17Knots. Visibility was very good.

Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to help save lives at sea by joining the fundraising 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