On June 16, 2018, the "Danica Hav" suffered gear trouble en route from Paldiski off the Norwegian coast. The NSSR-lifeboat "Idar Ulstein" was tasked to assist and took the casualty alonogside. It berthed in Slovag on June 17 at 8 p.m. and reached Stavanger on June 18 after the trouble was fixed.
The "Randa", while en route from Tartous, to the Black Sea in ballast condition, suffered a technical failure on June 17, 2018. The vessel was moored at Anamur anchorage under its own power at 10 a.m. repairs were carried out by the crew. The vessel has resumed its voyage by June 18.
Both Dunbar lifeboats were launched in the morning of June 17, 2018, at 6.10 a.m. to assist the "Pamela S" which had run aground on rocks near the town’s harbour at Long Craigs. The net of thetrawler had picked up a large rock but when the crew moved into shallow water to try and free themselves the net got caught under the hull and the boat ran aground. The Coastguard requested the D-class inshore lifeboat (ILB) launch at 6.20 a.m. Once on scene, the volunteers assessed the situation and prepared a tow but given the size of the "Pamela S" and the fact that there was no immediate danger to crew or vessel a request was made for the all-weather (ALB) to assist.
The Coastguard requested the ALB launch but while it was on its way from its mooring in Torness Power Station, a passing Dunbar fishing boat, the "May Queen", offered to help. The ILB crew helped set up a tow and the "May Queen" pulled the "Pamela" S off the rocks. The three-man crew of the North Shield’s-based trawler reported no damage to the boat. They then dropped their net and made their way to Dunbar harbour, where they planned to wait for a diver to help recover their net so they could continue fishing.
By 7.20 a.m. the "Pamela S" was tied up in the harbour and the coastguard stood down both lifeboat crews.
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