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 Vessel Adrift 

Shout Number 17/2015

Date/Time: 28/06/2015 15:00 - 16:30

Called to Portobello for a Vessel Adrift

People Assisted: 5

The lifeboat crew was tasked to assist five sailing dinghies which had got into difficulties off Musselburgh beach after the wind increased. The boats were capsizing in the strong winds, and were struggling to return to their launch point.

The volunteer crew assisted local rescue boats from the sailing club to get the dinghies ashore to safety.

One dinghy and its crew member was taken ashore to Portobello by the lifeboat. The lifeboat then checked the area and ensured all other dinghies were safely ashore.

Boat Crew: N Chalmers, J Wibberley, M Davidson, K Davidson
Shore Crew: S Robinson, S Walters