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Neil CampbellBranch Chairman
This was the second call out for the Royal Thames on 9 August
Lifeboats News Release
Stornoway Coastguard requested the launch of RNLB Royal Thames at 7.45pm to aid a suspected upturned vessel, which had been reported approximately 4 miles west of Ard Mor Point, Loch Dunvegan, Isle of Skye.
Dunvegan Mobile Coastguard were in contact with both Stornoway Coastguard and the RNLB Royal Thames and provided information and assistance from the shore. The Royal Thames was on scene by 8.45pm on Thursday 9 August. Following a search of the area, no vessels were found and the crew were stood down at 9.35pm. The Lifeboat was back on station, refuelled and ready for service again by 11.10pm. This was the second call out for the Royal Thames on 9 August. Volunteer crew were called to assist with the rescue of a whale which was trapped at Leverburgh moorings at 11.45am. The crew’s services were not required and they were stood down at 1.20pm. The RNLB Royal Thames has been based at Leverburgh Lifeboat Station for two days. She arrived on Tuesday 7 August to replace the RNLB Lifetime Care.For press enquiries regarding Leverburgh Lifeboat Station, please contact branch Chairman, Neil Campbell, on 01859 550 370, or email@example.com
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