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 Vessel Disabled 

Shout Number 22/2014

Date/Time: 30/07/2014 07:20 - 10:14

Called to Inchkeith Island for a Vessel Disabled

People Assisted: 2

A local yacht suffered a broken forestay whilst sailing in moderate conditions approximately 2 miles east of Inchkeith.

The lifeboat crew quickly located the vessel using radar and VHF direction finding equipment.

The vessel was taken under tow to Granton, the nearest suitable harbour arriving around 90 minutes later.

The yacht was secured in the harbour and the volunteer crew returned to station.

Boat Crew: N Chalmers, S Wallace, K Davidson, P Stathers
Shore Crew: D Galloway, S Robinson