Mayday-call-sparks-extensive-search-of-Inner-Moray-Firth

Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched yesterday to respond to a Mayday alert picked up by Aberdeen Coastguard on VHF Channel 16.
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The
Volunteer crew launched the All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat at 4.20pm on 13th April with a
crew of 7 to undertake an extensive search of the Inner Moray Firth.

 

The
Mayday call, which is an emergency procedure word, used internationally as a distress
signal, was picked up by Aberdeen Coastguard on Channel 16, originating from
the Rosemarkie Transmitter area.

 

The
lifeboat began a search co-ordinated by Aberdeen Coastguard, which covered the Cromarty Firth to Nairn, searching extensively to
Whiteness Point before across to Channory and Rosemarkie Bay back to the
entrance of the Sutors.

 

The search continued for approximately 90 minutes before the crew were
stood down and returned to base having found nothing

 

The
Lifeboat then made it’s way back to her berth in Invergordon West Harbour,
where she was refuelled and ready for service by 6.20pm.

 

Lifeboat Coxswain Andrew Murray advised “The word
“Mayday” is a internationally known and used as a distress signal when spoken
or transmitted to draw attention to a life threatening emergency. When heard it
can not be taken lightly”.

Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched yesterday to respond to a Mayday alert picked up by Aberdeen Coastguard on VHF Channel 16.
Page Content: The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat at 4.20pm on 13th April with a crew of 7 to undertake an extensive search of the Inner Moray Firth.  

The Mayday call, which is an emergency procedure word, used internationally as a distress signal, was picked up by Aberdeen Coastguard on Channel 16, originating from the Rosemarkie Transmitter area.  

The lifeboat began a search co-ordinated by Aberdeen Coastguard, which covered the Cromarty Firth to Nairn, searching extensively to Whiteness Point before across to Channory and Rosemarkie Bay back to the entrance of the Sutors.  

The search continued for approximately 90 minutes before the crew were stood down and returned to base having found nothing   The Lifeboat then made it’s way back to her berth in Invergordon West Harbour, where she was refuelled and ready for service by 6.20pm.  

Lifeboat Coxswain Andrew Murray advised “The word “Mayday” is a internationally known and used as a distress signal when spoken or transmitted to draw attention to a life threatening emergency. When heard it can not be taken lightly”.