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 False Alarm 

Shout Number 47/2017

Date/Time: 02/11/2017 11:03 - 12:00

Called to Methil for a False Alarm

People Assisted: 0

Following a VHF DSC distress call from a vessel in the Methil area a search was launched of the area.

After some searching and liaison with local CRT it was established that the vessel had been renamed and the DSC alert belonged to a 24'yacht. This vessel was soon located and it was established that there were no issues. When the boat had been purchased the radio set had not been re-registered and it appeared the casualty was not familiar with the operation of the radio set.

Boat Crew: S McIlravie, M Brown, S Wallace, P Stather
Shore Crew: S Robinson, J Ketchin