The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Folly to send out RIB in 30ft waves

- Weather

SIR, – May I sug­gest that to send a 15ft RIB out in 30ft waves is sheer folly.

That boat is not an all-weather lifeboat and should not be treated as such. Hav­ing spent 15 years on ERRVs in the North Sea, we would not con­tem­plate launch­ing the 15ft FRC in such weather.

It is rel­a­tively easy to launch a boat in bad weather, it is a dif­fer­ent sce­nario al­to­gether to re­trieve it. By the way, how of­ten do they have 30ft waves up in Dornoch?

Ian Main, Park Street,

Hope­man, Mo­ray

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