Portpatrick Lifeboat in double call-out

Volunteer RNLI crew on the Portpatrick lifeboat John Buchanan Barr rescued a commercial fishing vessel drifting without power near Clanyard Bay on Wednesday, and then rescued a person fishing on the rocks near Portpatrick who was stranded by the tide.

The John Buchanan Barr was launched at 7.18pm for the fishing boat carrying three people which was drifting with engine failure near Clanyard Bay. The boat was taken under tow to Port Logan harbour where the Y boat, a rib craft

carried by the Lifeboat, took over the tow to allow the fishing vessel to be taken into the harbour on a receding tide.

After recovering the Y boat and whilst on route back to Portpatrick, the lifeboat was tasked with the rescue of a person who had been cut off by the tide whilst fishing on rocks near Portpatrick. The Y boat was deployed again and took the fisherman to the Lifeboat and the back to the safety of Portpatrick Harbour.