29 & 30/2015
11/09/15 15:50 - 17:15
ALB & ILB
Request from Aberdeen Coastguard to assist the historic fishing vessel, "Reaper", drifting with no steering off Anstruther harbour and in danger of grounding, with seven crew aboard.
ALB lifeboat crew were transferred by the ILB to the casualty to establish a tow while the emergency drogue was deployed.
The ILB was used to assist in braking and positioning the casualty to enter the harbour.
The casualty was safely towed into Anstruther harbour and berthed. Lifeboats re-housed.
Weather - part cloudy
Visibility - Good
Wind - strong breeze 113
Sea state - mod/chop
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