03/06/16, 15:15 – 17:15, 22:30-03:00 & 03:00-05:00
Crew still at the station having just returned from a service call (No 14), when the Scottish Fisheries Museum historic fishing vessel ‘White Wing’ was being launched on the slip.
Casual assistance turned into rescue as the vessel started taking on a large quantity of water, crew arranged salvage pumps to reduce the influx, while the ILB was launched and towed the casualty to the beach within the harbour were it could be safely berthed.
RNLI crews returned in two shifts from 22:30 to 03:00 and 03:00 to 05:00 to assist in pumping out during high tide until a crane could be arranged.
Weather – Part cloudy
Visibility - Good
Wind – Mod breeze 45
Sea state – slight
Historic Boat Endangered
A record of rescues during the year 2016.
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