RNLI Invergordon launched to drifting vessel in Moray Firth
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.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.