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Lifeboat called to drifting vessel


By Alan Beresford

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BUCKIE RNLI lifeboat crew had a busy start to the weekend when they were called into action on Friday lunchtime.

A drifting vessel without power off the Spey saw Buckie's RNLI lifeboat William Blannin called out.
A drifting vessel without power off the Spey saw Buckie's RNLI lifeboat William Blannin called out.

It was to prove a textbook operation for the volunteer crew, as a spokesman for Buckie RNLI explained.

"The lifeboat was launched after being alerted at 12.15pm on Friday, October 11 to a small boat off the mouth of the Spey which has lost engine power.

"As a result the vessel was drifting in the strong winds towards the shore.

"On arrival, the lifeboat crew established a tow and crewmembers went on board to further assist. The boat and her two crew were towed safely to Lossiemouth Harbour."

Buckie lifeboat was back at her moorings at around 2.50pm.

To find out more about the work of Buckie RNLI, visit their website at www.buckielifeboat.co.uk or follow their page on Facebook.


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