Gray added that while the boats were being reattached, another five were seen swinging against the quay.
“We noticed another five boats swinging against the quay. Four of the ropes had been unattached on all the boats leaving only one rope attaching [each of] the boats to the quay,” he said.
“We managed to secure these boats as well before they drifted off or hit against the wall or another vessel.
“The owners were alerted straight away and arrived to assist with recovering their boats”.Gray said that if the wind had been stronger the consequences could have been far worse.
“If the weather was worse, these boats could have drifted into other yachts or ski-boats. The damage could have been huge. This would have also led to a lot of pollution and even to the boats sinking,” he said.
Asked how it happened, Gray said that there was footage of someone untying the boats.
“In all my years, I have never seen anyone do such a thing. If we did not see these boats simply floating off, it could have ended very differently. Why someone would do such a thing, I do not know. It is blatantly malicious,” he added.
About the earlier rescue mission, Gray said they transported a fisherman who was in need of medical assistance to hospital.