Launches & Call Outs

This section contains information on all callouts for Peterhead Lifeboat, past and present.

Recent Launches

Definitions

Callouts 2001-2008

Callouts 1988-2000

Callouts 1943-1987

Callouts 1865-1942



Please note: We cannot guarantee all details are 100% accurate. If we have made a mistake or missed a launch please let us know.



This Year's Callout Shouts



2017

March 05 Called to search for two youths possibly washed off Buchanhaven pier.No one found.
February 17 Called to recover body 8NM NE Peterhead. Body was a white boiler suit floating on sea.
January 07 Called to rescue fishermen at Slains Cliffs. Fishermen established as not being in distress.


2016

November 11 Called to recover a broken down pleasure boat from just off North breakwater
October 28 Called to recover a broken down 83' fishing vessel 'Consortium' from 3M off Peterhead.
October 05 Called to search for a casualty on cliffs at Boddam. No one found
August 16 Called to aid fire brigade with a boat fire in the harbour
June 30 Called to a body in sea off Collieston. Body identified as a buoy.
June 17 Called to aid a casualty who had fallen from the cliffs at Slains.
June 16 Called to search for suspected casualty in harbour.
June 9 Called to aid a casualty suffering chest pains on a sailing boat in Bay.
May 9 Called to recover an injured casualty fromm fishing boat in harbour.
Mach 23 Called to broken down motor cruiser .5 NM off Peterhead. Towed motorboat to Peterhead Marina.


2015

November 19 Launched to search for casualties who may have abandoned a burning fishing boat in harbour. No casualties found.
November 15 Launched to report of person on cliffs at Stirlinghil. turned out to be fisherman.
November 7 Launched at first light to search for a missing person off Bullers o Buchan. Casualty found, and taken to Peterhead.
November 6 Called to search for a missing person off Bullers o Buchan. No casualty found.
October 31 Called to escort motor cruiser off Rattray. Escorted yacht to Peterhead.
October 12 Called to a EPIRB beakon off Rattray. False alarm with good intent as EPIRB was activated onshore.
August 31 Called to assist in the recovery of a dive boat off Rattray. Fraserburgh lifeboat recovered vessel.
August 29 Called to assist in the recovery of a small tanker after a vessel collision.
August 26 Called to rescuee two fishermen whos boat had brokendown and sunk at foot of cliffs at Cruden Bay
August 11 Called to recover ayacht with fouled propellar off Scotstown. Towed to Peterhead marina
July 30 Called to recover an unmaned creelboat sailing down coast towards Aberdeen. Creelboat recovered prior to lifeboat arriving on scene.
July 03 Called torescue broken down sailing boat off South Head Peterhead. Towed to Peterhead Harbour
April 19 Called torescue broken down small fishing boat off Slains Castle. Towed to Cruden Bay Harbour
April 18 Called to rescue broken down speedboat off N Breakwater. Towed to Lido beach
March 27 Called to search for casualty off Peterhead harbour after distress flare had been reported. Nothing found.
March 8 Called to rescue a person off Cruden Bay harbour. Person recovered before lifeboat left berth.
February 28 Called to search for missing person off Peterhead harbour. Person recovered on land by police.
January 13 Called to recover and successfully tow in a fishing boat which had no power 2 miles off Peterhead.


2014

October 18 Called to recover disabled jetski on rocks in NW of bay. Towed jetski to lido beach for recovery.
October 18 Called to recover two teenagers in difficulties off the Ugie river. Casualties swam ashore prior to arrival.
October 14 Called to disabled angling boat near Boddam harbour rocks. Boat towed to harbour by creel boat, and towed to marina by lifeboat.
August 28 Called to search for missing person off Slains Cliffs. Person recovered on land by police.
August 12 Called to recover and tow in a fishing boat which had lost its steering 3 miles off Peterhead.
July 09 Called to recover and tow in a yaught which had lost its mast 60 miles off Peterhead.
July 09 Called to assisst Fraserburgh lifeboat recover casualties from sea off Fraserburgh. Stood down after leaving berth.
June 11 Called to overturned sailing dinghy at Collieston. Casualtty from dinghy picked up off rocks and returned to Collieston harbour where ambulance was waiting. Dinghy recovered and then towed to Collieston Harbour.
June 09 Called to casualty in Peterhead harbour. Casualty was recovered prior to leaving berth.
June 06 Called to carry out a medical evacuation 60 miles offshore.
April 30 Called to assisst creel boat on rocks at Boddam. Boat recovered and towed into Boddam harbour by friend just as lifeboat arrived.
April 15 Called to red flare seen in Roanheads area. Searched area but nothing found.
April 07 Called to car in Peterhead Harbour.
April 03 Called to rescue a possible casualty near Slains castle. Coastguards and police recovered casualty as lifeboat searched coastline.
March 20 Called at 11.12 to be in readiness to escort a helicopter in from North Sea. Helicopter successfully achieved landfall and lifeboat was stood down without leaving its berth
March 02 Called at 16.46 to assist a possible canoes in difficulty off Cruden Bay. No assistance required and lifeboat stood down before leaving berth.


2013

November 29 Called at 22.18 to assist a possible casualty at Gadle Braes Peterhead. No assistance required and returned to berth 00.10
October 25 Called at 02.05 to assist a possible casualty at Boddam Harbour. No assistance required and returned to berth 02.48
September 09 Called at 06.30 to search for a man overboard a lerwick ferry. Seached for 15 hours with no success.
August 04 Called to recovercar occupant after car entered sea off South breakwater. Occupant safely recovered before lifeboat arrival.
July 31 Called to recover 44 ft powerless yacht "Louve" 7M NE of Peterhead.Towed to Marina.
July 30 Called to search for an alleged surfer off the buchan coast. Nothing Found.
June 01 Called to rescue a teenager who fell from a cliff at Slains castle. 2 RNLI crew, Coastguards and paramedic prepared casualty for helicopter extraction.
May 30 Called to rescue a possible casualty near Slains castle. Coastguards and police recovered casualty just as lifeboat arrived on scene.
May 19 Rescued a dog which had fallen down cliffs at Slains castle
May 11 Called to a small boat which had an acoustic deterrent device and no personnel on board.
April 10 Called to escort yacht Shania to marina.


2012

December 19 Called to escort towed fishing boat into harbour.
December 15 Called at 0230 to help harhour tranfer employee over to open bridge. Harbour vessel completed transfer.
November 24 Called to help Kayaker off Craigewan Beach. Kayaker paddled ashore safely.
September 18 Called to help 34M Gaff Ketch "Tectona" with 14 Persons on Board 2.7 M east of Breakwater. Towed ketch into Peterhead harbour.
September 07 Called to stand by at readiness to aid of possible casualty at harbour. Stood down before leaving berth.
August 18 - Report of kite surfer stranded at Slains near Cruden Bay. Surfer had climed cliffs under castle and was rescued by coastguard cliff rescue team as lifeboat stood by.
August 05 - Report of broken down personal watercraft East of Peterhead South breakwater. Rider managed to swim ashore, and craft was recovered by small fishing boat.
July 25 Paged to a disabled yacht off Slains Castle Cruden Bay. Took yacht in tow and retuned it to Peterhead Marina.
May 31 Paged to a casualty who had fallen into Peterhead harbour. Casualty recovered from harbour prior to arrival of lifeboat. Casualty airlifted to hospital.
May 10 -called to assist a Helicopter which had conducted a forced landing in North Sea 25 miles from Peterhead
May 05 -Successfully recovered 5 casualties from Peterhead Marina during a charity swim.
April 24 -Successfully recovered youth from Peterhead Marina breakwater.
March 29 Paged to two kayakers capsized in Peterhead bay. Man and woman taken by harbour tug to lifeboat station for first aid, prior to lifeboat leaving berth.
February 17 -Successfully recovered female casualty from Peterhead Merchant Quay harbour.
February 12 Paged to a casualty who had fallen into Peterhead harbour at 04:08. Casualty recovered and Launch cancelled prior to leaving berth.
January 06 Paged to a Man Overboard Alarm call which was a false alarm. Launch cancelled prior to leaving berth.


2011

December 08 Launched at 3.00 to carry out a medivac of an injured casualty off the Far Strider.Evacuated the casualty in Peterhead bay and returned to berth at 5pm.
December 01 Launched at 08.30 and spent 7.5 hours searching for missing person off Cruden Bay. No casualty was found.
November 30 launched with its volunteer crew at 5.18 pm to search for a missing person off Cruden Bay. The lifeboat searched the area without success and was stood down at 8.10 pm. The lifeboat arrived back at its berth to Peterhead at approximately 8.50 pm.
November 22 -Launched to the rescue of French fishing boat which suffered engine failure off Peterhead harbour. Boat regained power and was escorted to harbour by the lifeboat.
November 14 -Called to provide support for possible male casualty at Peterhead North Breakwater. Stood by, but no assistance was required.
October 10 -Called to possibly escort a helicopter with a possible technical fault in the Balmedie area. Helicopter made landfall safely, and lifeboat was stood down before untying from its berth.
September 09 -Motor Fishing yawl "Miranda Faye" capsized just off North Breakwater. Boat was lost and uninjured survivor was retuned to Peterhead Harbour by Falck Nuyrc training craft.
August 02 -Called to provide support for possible male casualty at Peterhead North Breakwater. Stood by, but no assistance was required.
July 19 - Recovered Danish sailing yacht with fouled or missing propeller 'Chantal' from 1.5 mile east of Rattray Head. The yacht and its family of 4 were escorted under sail to just off Peterhead, and then towed to the Marina.
July 14 -Called to recover two small inflatable dinghies and 5 personnel from an area near to an industrial shore fire and deposit them to the marina.
July 01 -Night time shout along with Fraserburgh lifeboat to a Faroese fishing boat which was immobilised due to a fire in its engineroom.Towed boat back to Peterhead.
June 26 -Report of broken down jet ski on North East shore of Peterhead bay. Jetskier and craft recovered to Lido Beach.
June 07 -Called to locate a casualty after very weak mayday calls from the Peterhead area. After a fruitless 1.75 hour search was stood down and returned to its berth.
June 01 -Called to escort a helicopter with a possible technical fault in the Balmedie area. Helicopter made landfall safely, and lifeboat was stood down when almost on scene.
May 22 -Called to a reported empty canoe near Peterhead Marina.Recoverd canoe. No canoeist found or reported missing.
May 22 -Called to an injured climber on cliffs north of Slains Castle. Administered first aid.
May 05 -Called to a reported body in sea off Buchanhaven area of Peterhead. Body turned out to be a series of creel bouys. False alarm with good intent.
April 21 -Successfully recovered female casualty from Peterhead Merchant Quay harbour.
April 14 -Called to provide support for possible male casualty in Peterhead bay. Launch cancelled prior to leaving berth.
March 30 -Called to provide support for Forces Explosive Ordinance Disposal team which removed an old torpedo from Peterhead fish market to a position a number of miles offshore in order to detonate it.
January 03 -Called to missing white dingy from Boddam.The missing dingy was subsequently reported as having been seen ashore at Peterhead Lido beach area, and the lifeboat was stood down.

2010

December 25 -Called to powerless fishing vessel off Peterhead harbour entrance.Stood down after untying from berth
October 9,10 -Searched for missing fisherman off Cairnbulg Fraserburgh.
September 23 -Escorted 42' Bermuda Sloop "Bosun of Forth" from 10NM NE of Peterhead to Marina
September 20 - Recovered Seismic Buoy fron 3 NM East of Scares Rocks Cruden Bay.
August 27 - Stood by possible casualty in Peterhead South harbour.
August 25 - Stood by possible casualty in Peterhead South harbour.
August 23 - Recovered sailing yacht with fouled propellar 'Oeding' from half a mile east of breakwater entrance
August 23 - Successfully recovered female casualty from Peterhead South harbour.
August 20 - Successfully recovered female casualty from Peterhead Merchant Quay harbour.
August 02 - Launched to assist 5.5M RIB 'Alert' with no power 4 NM East of Peterhead. RIB recovered engine power and returned to Marina prior to arrival of lifeboat.
July 24 - Recovered sailing yacht with broken down engine 'Palourde' from 4NM South East of Peterhead.
July 23 - Recovered sailing yacht with fouled propellar'Lady Marie' from 1NM east of breakwater entrance
June 16 - Successfully recovered female casualty from Peterhead Merchant Quay harbour.
June 13 -Called to Man overboard a fishing yawl off North Breakwater. Man overboard was recovered by other crewmember of yawl prior to arriving on scene so returned to Peterhead Harbour
June 08 -Motor Fishing yawl "Alert" in difficultytaking in water and capsizing East of North Breakwater, 1.0 NM off Peterhead, towed upturned vessel back to Peterhead Harbour

June 06 -Called out to sighting of flares off Buchanhaven. Coastguard established flares were launched from land, so returned to station.
May 29 - Successfully recovered female casualty from Peterhead Merchant Quay harbour.
May 24 - Motor Fishing yawl "Orion" in difficulty East of Craigewan, 1.5NM off Peterhead, towed vessel back to Peterhead Harbour
May 02 - Report of capsized personal watercraft North East of Peterhead. Rider managed to get ashore, so recovered craft to Lido Beach.
April 13 - Report of possible missing person east of Peterhead. False alarm with good intent.
March 19 - Report of boat in distress east of Boddam. Recovered a 5M by 2.5M white felt flotsam. False alarm with good intent.
March 7 - Missing person near cliffs at Slains Castle. Recovered a casualty and took to Peterhead.
January 16 - Successfully recovered casualty, who was less than 50M from lifeboat berth and station, from Peterhead harbour.


2009

November 6 - Recovered motor cruiser 'Pegasus' from 2 Miles South East of Buchan Ness, and towed to Peterhead Harbour
September 28 - Casualty reported in water near Marina. Hoax call,stood down after short search and returned to station.
September 6 - Missing person near cliffs at Slains Castle. Recovered a casualty and took to Peterhead.
August 28 - 37Ft catamaran yacht "Havbris" with damaged steering gear 13 Miles East of Peterhead. Towed to Peterhead Marina.
August 19 - 36Ft sailing yacht "Anga" dismasted and fouled propeller 72 Miles East of Peterhead. Towed to Peterhead Marina.
July 21st - Motor Fishing yawl "Orion" in difficulty East of Scotstown Head, towed vessel back to Peterhead Harbour
June 14th - 19m Tug Boat "Ysselstroom" capsized 0.25nm NE of Peterhead, assisted.
June 4th - Workboat "Gaircay Sound" with engine failure 3nm NE of Peterhead, towed to Peterhead.
April 14th - Possible casualty near rocks at Buchanhaven, assisted person to shore.
April 2nd - Search for Crew and Passengers of ditched helicopter.
April 1st - Helicopter ditched 16nm NE of Peterhead, assisted with search and recovery.
March 26th - Possible casualty at NW corner of bay, stood by while Police in attendance.
February 17th - Search for missing person in Peterhead bay, later found by Police.
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