Stornoway lifeboat assist sinking yacht
Stornoway lifeboat was tasked to assist a yacht, taking in water, 18 miles South East of Stornoway. A pump was transferred from the coastguard helicopter Rescue 948 and 2 of the lifeboat's crew were put onto the yacht to assist by the FPV Jura's Daughter craft. Yacht was then escorted back to Stornoway by the the Stornoway lifeboat and a large pod of dolphins.
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