RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

10/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/11/2019 16:59

Aberdeen Lifeboat tows disabled fishing vessel to safe harbour

Lifeboats News Release

Friday 11 October 2019

At around 4pm today, Friday 11 October, Aberdeen's all-weather lifeboat 'Bon Accord' was tasked to assist a 28 metre fishing vessel which had lost power approximately 21 miles east south east of Aberdeen.

Making best speed to scene, the lifeboat established a tow and began the lengthy journey back to safe harbour.

The fishing vessel was safely brought alongside in Aberdeen shortly after 10pm. The lifeboat then returned to her berth to be refuelled, washed down, and prepared for further service.

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