Night time rescue for Arran RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Arran RNLI crew launched into darkness as the pagers sounded late into Monday evening.

At 10.29pm on Monday the 12th of August Arran RNLI’s volunteer inshore lifeboat crew was called to the aid of a small vessel suffering engine difficulty near Brodick Bay.

The Arran RNLI volunteer crew assembled and launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick to come to the assistance of the vessel which had suffered dual engine failure and was adrift near Brodick Bay. Once arriving on scene, the Arran RNLI crew towed the vessel towards a mooring within Brodick Bay.

Arran RNLI trainee helm Brian Donlin said “This was a very straightforward callout. The crew of the vessel had suffered engine failure, something that is extremely unfortunate but could happen to anyone. We’re just happy that we could locate their vessel quickly and return them dry land safely.”

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