DATE 12/06/20 15:29 – 18:30
ALB was requested to launch to assist a 5.5m Avon RIB broken down with no power 1/2 mile off shore in Shell Bay, with 4 adults and 1 child on board.
All persons reported well, vessel had no VHF, Communication by mobile phone, all wearing lifejackets.
ALB had low water launch and proceeded to casualty location, casualty taken in tow back to Anstruther harbour, as there was an ongoing incident at Elie which would have been the nearest harbour.
Persons all remained aboard casualty vessel as per Covid guidance. ALB hand held VHF passed to casualty helm so comms could be established and maintained for the duration of the tow.
Casualty safely tied up alongside the pontoon. Deputy Coxswain assisted the casualties and arranged exit from the pontoon enclosure.
ALB rehoused, the equipment and station sanitised before Coastguard notified ready at 1830 hrs
Weather Clear skies
Wind Force 2 Light breeze
Wind Direction SE
Sea state Slight