Red-Flare-call-sparks-extensive-search-of-Cromarty-Firth

Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched early this morning to respond to a call made to Aberdeen Coastguard on a sighting of a Red Flare within the Cromarty Firth.
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The
Volunteer crew launched the All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat at 2.05am to
undertake an extensive search of the Cromarty Firth.

The
lifeboat began a search co-ordinated by Aberdeen Coastguard, which covered the inner Cromarty Firth, searching extensively from
Invergordon heading West to the Cromarty Bridge on the north side of the
channel, before carrying out a search on the South Side from Shoreton to
Ferryton, back towards Invergordon after witness sighting put the possible red
flare in that direction.

 

With ideal searching conditions, clear sky, and a calm sea state, lots
of Perseids Meteor activity was visible, with local coastguard teams searching
the shorelines.

 

After the extensive search was complete, with
nothing locate, the Lifeboat was stood down and returned to it’s berth,
refuelled and ready for service by 4.15am

Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched early this morning to respond to a call made to Aberdeen Coastguard on a sighting of a Red Flare within the Cromarty Firth.
Page Content: The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat at 2.05am to undertake an extensive search of the Cromarty Firth.

The lifeboat began a search co-ordinated by Aberdeen Coastguard, which covered the inner Cromarty Firth, searching extensively from Invergordon heading West to the Cromarty Bridge on the north side of the channel, before carrying out a search on the South Side from Shoreton to Ferryton, back towards Invergordon after witness sighting put the possible red flare in that direction.  

With ideal searching conditions, clear sky, and a calm sea state, lots of Perseids Meteor activity was visible, with local coastguard teams searching the shorelines.  

After the extensive search was complete, with nothing locate, the Lifeboat was stood down and returned to it’s berth, refuelled and ready for service by 4.15am