Night time callout for Eyemouth lifeboat

Eyemouth's volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 7pm on Wednesday March 2 after a fishing vessel requested assistance with the towing of another fishing vessel.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 10:23 am
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 10:07 am
Eyemouth lifeboat was launched last night, Wednesday, to help a fishing vessel that was towing another fishing vessel into Eyemouth

The trawler Bright Ray was towing the Stronsay Lad, which had suffered gearbox failure, back to port in deteriorating weather. The RNLI volunteers passed a tow to the Stronsay Lad to act as a brake

Just as all three boats were lined up to enter the harbour, the towline between the Bright Ray and Stronsay Lad parted, however, the skipper of the Bright Ray skillfully manoeuvred his vessel in limited sea room and successfully made good the tow again.

Working together, the Stronsay Lad, was then safely towed into harbour and made safe alongside.

Eyemouth lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, an hour after the initial call.