Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Featured image shows the east Fife historic windmill which is now the Coastwatch St Monans base. Massive search A search on the river Tay took place after a major late night emergency operation was launched. Police, coastguards, coastguard helicopter and lifeboats were …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman, operations manager at St Monans Coastwatch, Fife. Featured image shows the Longhope lifeboat T.G.B photo credit: RNLI, the Longhope LIfeboat musuem. Tributes to lifeboat legend A lifeboat station at the centre of one of the country’s worst tragedies had paid tribute to a former crew man who had one of …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman, operations manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife Fears for sea birds A Fife fisherman has hit out at ocean rules that allow overseas boats to hoover up sand eels, a key food for sea birds in the Firth of Forth. Edward Black from Pittenweem said he spotted boats around …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, East Fife. Featured image shows Kinghorn lifeboat in the callout to a capsizing dinghy. Fisherman dies A fisherman died off the east coast of Scotland. The 64 year old was reported missing after an empty creel boat was found a mile north east of …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman. Featured image shows Cramond Island in the Forth of Firth, photo credit Richard Elliot World’s largest vessel The world’s largest vessel has been spending time in the Firth of Forth. Allseas Pioneering Spirit, the largest vessel of its type in the world, sailed into Fife last month. Measuring 382 metres …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman. Featured image shows the sea swimming pool at St Monans. Fishing vessel rescue Anstruther lifeboat crew paged shortly before 6.15am on the morning of March 1st to assist a fishing boat that was taking on water 10 miles to east of Fife Ness. The lifeboat arrived at the location just …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman Lifeboat called to rescue youth featured image shows the Anstruther lifeboat Fife Lifeboat crews were called into action to rescue a youngster who had become cut off and stranded on rocks and a rising tide at St Monans. The volunteer crew at Anstruther Lifeboat station were scramble to help rescue the …

Marine News

Marine News Sent in by JOHN KINSMAN Salmon season gloom due to lockdown The pandemic has cast it’s shadow over the opening of the salmon angling season on the RiverTay on January 15th. Due to lockdown rules few anglers were on the river hoping to catch the most prized fishing the season. Many of the …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman, operations manager at Coastwatch St Monans Major Rescue A major rescue operation was launched in the Firth of Forth in the early hours of Thursday December 10th after a woman was spotted in the water. Emergency services including police, fire fighters, ambulance, lifeboats, coastguard and coastwatch were involved following reports …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Feature image shows European Lobster (see Foot and Mouth story below). Men rescued from sinking vessel Two men were rescued from a sinking fishing boat which ran aground just off the Fife coast in the early hours of Sunday morning November 15th. …