The RNLI Lifeboat crew were called out for the third day running to go to the aid of a motor boat which had suffered engine failure.

At 3.15pm today a Shetland motor boat with two people on board heading from  Grangemouth to Port Edgar suffered engine failure.

The sailors had an auxiliary engine, but since the boat only had a four horsepower engine they were making no headway against the tide. The craft  managed to make it to Brucehaven Harbour where the RNLI Lifeboat crew took the motor boat in tow and berthed her safely in Port Edgar.

Over the previous two days the Queensferry Lifeboat crew have rescued 13 foreign tourists stranded by the fast incoming tide on Cramond Island.