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 Vessel Disabled 

Shout Number 25/2009

Date/Time: 03/06/2009 21:30 - 22:30

Called to Granton for a Vessel Disabled

People Assisted: 2

The lifeboat crew were cleaning the boat down after a training exercise when they were asked to relaunch to assist a sailing dinghy seen to be in trouble off Granton Harbour. The crew arrived to find the dinghy being held off the rocky shore by its two occupants, about half a mile west of the harbour, in a westerly wind with a slight swell.

The dinghy had suffered a broken mast, and was taken in tow to Granton Harbour.

Boat Crew: S McIlravie, M Chalmers, L Williams
Shore Crew: N Soutar