Emergency Coastguard tug rescues stricken Orkney fishing boat after it drifts in gale-force winds

Emergency Coastguard tug rescues stricken Orkney fishing boat after it drifts in gale-force winds
 

THE crew of Scotland's only emergency Coastguard tug has helped rescue a stricken fishing boat drifting in gale-force winds.
The 89ft Russa Taing broke down to the west of Westray, Orkney , and repeated attempts by two vessels to secure a tow failed.
The Coastguard Emergency Towing Vessel crew then took over the rescue and managed to fix a line on the Kirkwall-registered fishing boat and tow the seven-strong crew to safety.
Severe weather hampered the operation and the boats arrived in Kirkwall shortly after 7am on Friday, around 13 hours after the alarm was raised.
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30 September 2016 in Regional, Views: 37
Source: Daily Record
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