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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.
 
 
 
RNLI media contacts:
 
Susan Leiper, Lifeboat Press Officer, Stonehaven on 07800 774965, and  Lorraine Clark, Lifeboat Press Officer, Stonehaven on 07878 760633
 
Or Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or Richard_Smith2@rnli.org.uk
 
Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk
 
Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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