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Byline: Peterhead lifeboat joined flanking RNLI stations to search for a young man in the North Sea.
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The RNLI Peterhead Relief Tamar Lifeboat Frank & Anne Wilkinson launched on 9 September at 6.30 am with its volunteer crew, to search for a casualty reported missing from the Lerwick to Aberdeen ferry.

Aberdeen, and Fraserburgh lifeboats were also launched and two rescue helicopters were also involved in the search.

The rescue services were also helped by a large number of vessels, nine of which assisted Peterhead lifeboat, and others assisted Aberdeen and Fraserburgh.

Andy Brown, Peterhead lifeboat coxswain, expressed his thanks to all the vessels which took part in the search, and he said that ‘good team work and co-operation from every vessel made the task of co-ordinating the search much easier.’

After a 15 hour unsuccessful search, everyone was stood down, and the lifeboat returned to its berth at Peterhead Harbour, at 9.40 pm.

The sea conditions were 1 – 2 M swell, and the wind was west by North force 2 – 3. Visibility was excellent.

Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to join the crew. If you think you have what it takes to be a member of a lifeboat crew, then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331

RNLI media contacts:
For more information please telephone David Anderson, Peterhead RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07850 956130 or phdlifeboatlpo@aim.com

or Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07786 668903, richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

Byline: Peterhead lifeboat joined flanking RNLI stations to search for a young man in the North Sea.
Page Content:

The RNLI Peterhead Relief Tamar Lifeboat Frank & Anne Wilkinson launched on 9 September at 6.30 am with its volunteer crew, to search for a casualty reported missing from the Lerwick to Aberdeen ferry.

Aberdeen, and Fraserburgh lifeboats were also launched and two rescue helicopters were also involved in the search.

The rescue services were also helped by a large number of vessels, nine of which assisted Peterhead lifeboat, and others assisted Aberdeen and Fraserburgh.

Andy Brown, Peterhead lifeboat coxswain, expressed his thanks to all the vessels which took part in the search, and he said that 'good team work and co-operation from every vessel made the task of co-ordinating the search much easier.'

After a 15 hour unsuccessful search, everyone was stood down, and the lifeboat returned to its berth at Peterhead Harbour, at 9.40 pm.

The sea conditions were 1 - 2 M swell, and the wind was west by North force 2 – 3. Visibility was excellent.

Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to join the crew. If you think you have what it takes to be a member of a lifeboat crew, then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331

RNLI media contacts:
For more information please telephone David Anderson, Peterhead RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07850 956130 or phdlifeboatlpo@aim.com

or Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07786 668903, richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789