Lifeboats aid tourist craft

A TOURIST boat on a trip to the Bass Rock had to be rescued by the Coastguard after its engine cut out.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 17th May 2012, 1:00 pm

Four passengers were on board the Sula II when it reported difficulties at around noon yesterday.

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Two fishing boats, the Seabird One and The Easy, went to its assistance by attaching a rope to stop it drifting as the Coastguard put a plan in place.

The Dunbar and North Berwick lifeboats then reached the vessel and towed it back to shore.

Coastguard Angus MacIver said: “It was all quite straightforward. As soon as there were problems they did exactly the right thing and contacted us. The passengers were never at any risk.”