Rescue of the Ben Barvas, 3 January 1964

On 3 January 1964 the Longhope Lifeboat went to the rescue of the Aberdeen trawler, Ben Barvas. The trawler had gone ashore on Little Skerry, Pentland Skerries, in heavy seas. It was  impossible for the lifeboat to go alongside so nine crewmen were rescued by surf or breeches buoy. The trawler Ben Screel rescued the  |  more…

Posted on 3 January 2017.   Filed under Orkney   Tagged: