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Creel boat plucked from rock peril


By Alan Beresford

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A CREEL boat narrowly avoided crashing into the rocks off Buckie thanks to the rapid response of the town's RNLI lifeboat and another vessel.

Buckie's RNLI lifeboat William Blannin was called out to help a creel boat in difficulty.
Buckie's RNLI lifeboat William Blannin was called out to help a creel boat in difficulty.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were called out at 6.15pm yesterday evening.

A spokesman for Buckie RNLI said: "The lifeboat was launched in response to a report of a small creel boat which had suffered engine failure off the Middle Mucks.

"Fortunately another vessel was on scene and held the creel boat off the rocks until we arrived. Time was very much of the essence in this service.

"A tow was established and the vessel towed safely back to Buckie Harbour without further incident."

The lifeboat returned to her moorings at around 7pm.

The callout marked the end of a busy seven-day period for the lifeboat crew.

Friday, July 10 saw the lifeboat alerted after a creel experiencing difficulties between Hopeman and Burghead. The craft was towed to safety by the MIRO rescue boat while the lifeboat stood by.

Fore more information on the work of Buckie's RNLI lifeboat team and how to join, visit their Facebook page.

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