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ILB launched to boat with engine difficulties

Dunbar's Inshore Lifeboat was launched today at 14:21, tasked to go to the aid of a local boat, 'Got A Life', which had requested assistance due to problems with both her main engine and her auxiliary outboard. The boat was positioned just West of the yellow marker buoy in Belhaven Bay. The ILB reached the vessel at approximately 14:35 and after making contact with the skipper took the vessel under tow and made their way back to Dunbar harbour.

Helmsman Gary Crowe advised "It was a tricky tow back into the harbour, with the swell at the entrance, but with my most experienced crew on board, both boats made it through safely".

The ILB, using an alongside tow, assisted the skipper of the vessel pick up his mooring. The ILB was recovered and ready for service at 15:30.