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2 shouts in one day for Dunbar Lifeboats.

  • Dunbar, EH42 1HS United Kingdom (map)

On Saturday afternoon at 13:10 Aberdeen Coastguard paged both Dunbar lifeboats when they had reports about a car in the harbour. Once the crew arrived at the station it was clear that the car had been left by a fisher man who had launched his boat earlier and unfortunately forgot to move the car from the slip afterwards. Once discovering the vessels name of the car owner, communications where attempted to inform the skipper but unfortunately neither Dunbar lifeboat nor Aberdeen Coastguard could contact the vessel. So the ILB was asked to go search for the boat, after a short search the ILB discovered the boat and was informed they were having engine trouble and was in need of a tow back. The ILB safely towed the vessel back to the harbour where it was tied up alongside the pier.

The car was checked over and with the help of a tow was pulled out to safety.



Later on in the day Aberdeen Coastguard paged the ILB for the 2nd time to reports of divers in difficulty at the back of the harbour.   Once the ILB was on scene they noticed 2 divers leaving the water so a crew member was transferred onto the rocks to speak to them. It was understood that they were safe and well

 The first informant who called it in also thought they saw a divers mask in the water so between Dunbar’s Coastguard team and the ILB a search was conducted. Shortly after Aberdeen coastguard stood down the ILB as they were happy with the information that both divers were safe and well.