As one of the busiest Inshore Lifeboat stations in Scotland, our crew are called out frequently. Queensferry Lifeboat was called out 76 times in 2020, coming to the aid of 72 people and carrying out multiple searches and other taskings.
Below are a few of the callouts we had last year. For regular updates on our most recent shouts follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Tasked to assist with a multiagency incident. The lifeboat made best speed to the location but was stood down shortly after arriving as the incident was brought to a positive outcome.
Paged to assist a motor vessel with 6 persons on board with engine failure drifting near the Forth Road Bridge. The casualty vessel was taken under tow by a local work boat.
Tasked to assist in the multi-agency search for a vulnerable individual thought to be in the Cramond area. After a thorough shoreline search with nothing found the Lifeboat was stood down.
Tasked to respond to a multiagency incident in the Queensferry area, along with local Coastguard teams and Scottish Ambulance SORT Team.
Tasked to assist Police and Coastguard in the search for a person who may have required assistance thought to be in the Cramond area. The individual was located ashore and taken into the care of shore based emergency services.
Tasked to a yacht with engine failure that was making way under sail but struggling against the tide. A crew member was put aboard the casualty vessel and it was taken under tow by the lifeboat to Port Edgar where local Coastguard were waiting to assist.