Oban lifeboat launches on medivac

Lifeboats News Release

Oban RNLI Lifeboat launched on service last night (Tuesday 2 May) to carry out medivac from Isle of Mull.

Oban lifeboat was tasked by Stornoway Coastguard at 9.15pm to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service with a medical evacuation from Craignure, Isle of Mull.

The lifeboat arrived at Craignure by 9.50pm, with the assistance of Craignure's Coast Rescue Team. Once the casualty was safely transferred on board the lifeboat the volunteer crew proceeded back to Oban where Oban's Coast Rescue Team were on hand to assist with the transfer of the patient to a waiting ambulance.

Oban lifeboat then returned to station where she was refuelled and made ready for service again by 11pm.

RNLI media contacts:

Leonie Woolf, Oban Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer

Tel: 07818 861517/ 01631 569735 Email: press@obanlifeboat.co.uk

Or Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or


Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,


Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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