Berwickshire lifeboat crews in action

St Abbs independent lifeboat was also called out on Sunday after HM Coastguard received a report of a dive boat taking in water.

Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 10:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 1:39 pm
St Abbs lifeboat went to the aid of a dive boat on Sunday morning.

When they arrived on the scene the crew discovered that the dive boat had a blocked bilge pump and was taking in water.

The lifeboat crew boarded the dive boat and proceeded to pumping her out and clear the bilge pump, then the lifeboat stood by as the dive boat returned safely to harbour.

The lifeboat crew then dealt with a diver who had a suspected broken wrist.

First aid was given in the station, a splint and sling applied and the diver was taken to hospital for an X-ray.

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Last Tuesday, both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched after UK Coastguard received reports that a 12 metre yacht had run aground trying to enter Eyemouth harbour at low tide.

With the yacht grounding heavily in the one metre swell, the inshore lifeboat passed a tow and held the yacht’s bow to the waves. The all weather lifeboat then took over the tow and working with the swell, moved the yacht slowly into the safety of deeper water.

Once clear of the shallows, the yacht was assessed for damage and water ingress. As the hull had not been breached and its rudder and propeller undamaged, the yacht headed for the Firth of Forth.