Oban RNLI lifeboat assists motor vessel near Croabh Haven

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Oban RNLI lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald were called upon to assist a motor vessel with fouled propellers and rudders near Croabh Haven on the afternoon of Monday 16th May.

At 12:26pm Oban lifeboat was tasked by Stornoway Coastguard to assist a motor vessel that had fouled both her propellers and rudders near the entrance of Craobh Haven Marina. Two small vessels were initially standing by but due to the size of the casualty vessel they prudently decided not to attempt to tow the stricken vessel into the marina.

Oban lifeboat arrived on scene at 1:20pm to find the casualty vessel temporarily attached to a nearby fish farm buoy. Following consultation with the motor cruiser it was decided to secure the vessel alongside the lifeboat and once firmly attached take the vessel the short distance to Craobh Marina where she was safely berthed on the pontoon at 1:50pm.

The lifeboat then departed the marina and steamed back to Oban where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service at 3:15pm

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