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Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat launches to disabled pleasure boat

Lifeboats News Release

Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat launched to a disabled pleasure boat, just off Peterhead North breakwater.

Pleasure craft under tow

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Pleasure craft under tow
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Friday 11 November 2016 at 12.15 pm with its volunteer crew, to assist a broken down pleasure boat with two male occupants on board lying a short distance east of Peterhead North Breakwater.

The boat had engine failure. The lifeboat took the casualty in tow, and recovered it to Peterhead marina. The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to its berth at 1.30 pm. The sea conditions were one meter swell, and wind was SW by S force 4 - 5. Visibility was good.

RNLI Media Contacts: David Anderson, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Peterhead, dbasafety@aol.com 07850 956130.

Pleasure craft being towed to Peterhead marina

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Pleasure craft being towed to Peterhead marina
Pleasure craft entering marina

RNLI/David Anderson

Pleasure craft entering marina

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