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Busy time continues for Buckie lifeboat


By Alan Beresford

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THE current busy period for Buckie's volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew continued with another callout.

Buckie's RNLI lifeboat William Blannin and her volunteer crew has been in action again.
Buckie's RNLI lifeboat William Blannin and her volunteer crew has been in action again.

Yesterday (Wednesday, July 22) saw an afternoon launch for the crew, as a spokesman for Buckie lifeboat station explained.

"Buckie's RNLI lifeboat, the William Blannin, was launched at 3.40pm on Wednesday, July 22 after reports of an object in the water just off the town.

"The object had first been spotted drifting east from the area of the Coastguard station, where it was first spotted, and located by the lifeboat crew just off the Middle Mucks. On examination it turned out to be a log.

"A further search was conducted in the area before the William Blannin returned to her moorings, the service lasting around 40 minutes."

Thursday, July 16 saw the lifeboat launched after reports of a small creel boat in trouble near the Middle Mucks, which was being held off the rocks by another vessel. The boat, which had been in danger of being dashed against the rocks, was towed to safety by the William Blannin.

To find out more about Buckie RNLI, to volunteer for either the crew or shore-based fund-raising team or to keep up with the latest news from the lifeboat station, follow the Buckie RNLI page on Facebook.

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