Arran RNLI Rescues Stricken Vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Arran’s RNLI crew responded swiftly to a stricken vessel in Brodick Bay on Thursday.

At 11.36am on Thursday the 19th of July Arran RNLI’s inshore lifeboat crew was called to the aid of a vessel without power in Brodick Bay.

The Arran RNLI crew assembled and launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick to come to the assistance of the vessel which had suffered engine overheating and was adrift in Brodick Bay. Once arriving on scene and assessing the vessel the decision was made to tow her back to Lamlash.

Arran RNLI crewmember Sam Bourne said “What can start out as a seemingly ordinary shout can quickly snowball into something bigger. Happily, in this case, through the professional action of the crew we managed to recover the vessel to Lamlash without incident. Today’s shout also showed the value of having the means to call for assistance on board, thanks to the vessels crew being able to raise the alarm quickly everything was resolved in a straightforward manner.

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