NT6779 : The Dunbar Lifeboat on a whale rescue call out

taken 9 years ago, near to Dunbar, East Lothian, Great Britain

The Dunbar Lifeboat on a whale rescue call out
The Dunbar Lifeboat on a whale rescue call out
The lifeboat has left Victoria Harbour towing a rigid inflatable boat and is heading towards a 40 foot long humpback whale that has become entangled in a line of lobster creels 1 miles off shore. The whale was entangled in prawn fishing gear off St Abbs the day before and the fishing boat crew cut their nets to free the animal. A British Divers Marine Life Rescue team was taken by the lifeboat to the scene to try and free the distressed whale. The incident was covered by BBC and STV camera crews and a small crowd gathered at Dunbar Battery to watch from the shore. After a difficult rescue operation, and just before darkness fell, the whale was eventually freed. For details of the rescue see these RNLI and BDMLR links: LinkExternal link LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6795 7995 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.6840N 2:30.9363W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6810 7936
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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