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Lifeboat aids Buckie fishing boat

A BUSY week for Buckie's RNLI lifeboat saw the volunteer crew called out twice in the space of three days.

On Tuesday a fishing boat in trouble saw the boat launched in the evening, as a Buckie RNLI spokesman explained.

"The crew of the Buckie RNLI lifeboat William Blannin were alerted at 9.15pm after reports that the fishing vessel Conquest had run into trouble not long after leaving Buckie Harbour.

"Around five miles out of Buckie her engine had packed in and there were concerns that she was drifting fast.

"Another fishing vessel was en route to tow her but she was still some way out so the lifeboat crew decided establish a tow on the Conquest.

"However, the Moray Endeavour appeared on the scene and took over the tow, the Buckie lifeboat returning to her moorings."

The William Blannin returned to her mooring around 1am.

Sunday June 9 saw the lifeboat launched at 3.36am to assist emergency services at an incident at Lossiemouth, although she was stood down en route and returned to Buckie.

To find out more about the work of Buckie RNLI, or to join the crew or shore-based fund-raising team, visit www.buckielifeboat.co.uk or follow them on Facebook.

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