Wreath laid for crewmen

The crew of the Fraserburgh lifeboat with the wreath they laid in memory of the crew of the 1970 boat who tragically drowned when their vessel capsized.
The crew of the Fraserburgh lifeboat with the wreath they laid in memory of the crew of the 1970 boat who tragically drowned when their vessel capsized.

In a poignant ceremony at sea recently, volunteer members of Fraserburgh Lifeboat crew remembered the crew of the 1970 Fraserburgh Lifeboat who lost their lives while on service.

Following the short ceremony crew members Lorne Noble, Jordan Wiseman, 2nd cox/mechanic John Stephen, Stephen-John Duthie, Grant Duthie and Amy Allan and coxswain Vic Sutherland laid a wreath in memory of the crew of the ‘Duchess of Kent’ who died when the Lifeboat capsized on January 21, 1970 after going to the rescue of the Danish fishing boat Opal.

Five of the crew of six were lost - coxswain John Stephen, mechanic Fred Kirkness and crew members William Hadden, James Buchan and James RS Buchan.