RNLI Invergordon launched to drifting vessel in Moray Firth

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Invergordon launched for what was the third shout within a week, where the Lifeboat was tasked by Aberdeen Coastguard to assist in search for an empty boat adrift in the Moray Firth.

4m GRP adrift vessel

RNLI/Michael MacDonald

Adrift 4m GRP boat
The RNLI Invergordon lifeboat crew were paged at 11:38am, launching their Trent Class lifeboat, 'Douglas Aikman Smith' quickly by the request of Aberdeen Coastguard to undertake a search for an empty vessel spotted drifting in the Moray Firth by an Offshore Supply Vessel.

With a rough position in hand, the crew soon arrived on scene and located the 4metre sailing dinghy which showed no signs any persons being onboard, was taken on board the aft deck of the Lifeboat and secured before the trip back to Invergordon’s West Harbour.

The Volunteer Crew made their way back to the Lifeboat berth where the Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service around 1.25pm.

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