Stonehaven RNLI Assist Yacht with Lost Power
Lifeboats News Release
Stonehaven RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 18.51 hours to assist a yacht which had lost power.
The crew launched the lifeboat at 19.05 hours to assist the yacht ‘Miss Molly’ with 4 persons on board 3 and half miles south east of Stonehaven harbour. The weather was sunny and clam. The crew attached a line to the yacht and towed them back to the harbour. The crew from the yacht were on passage from Arbroath to Peterhead when they lost power.
The lifeboat was refuelled and back on service at 21.00hours.
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