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Tobermory RNLI lifeboat assist yacht in difficulty off Auliston Point

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory RNLI’s volunteer crew launched to assist a yacht in difficulty off Auliston Point in the Sound of Mull on the afternoon of Saturday 23 June 2018.

Tobermory RNLI lifeboat bringing the yacht alongside the pontoons at Tobermory harbour with the assistance of Tobermory and Craignure Coastguard Rescue Teams

RNLI/Sam Jones

Tobemory lifeboat bringing the yacht alongside the pontoons at Tobermory harbour

Tobermory RNLI’s Severn class all weather lifeboat, Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey, was launched at 2.20pm to go to the assistance of a yacht with a starter motor problem and three people on board. On arriving at the scene around 15 minutes after launch, the lifeboat crew found that the yacht was being assisted by another yacht. Tobermory’s volunteers took over the tow and recovered the yacht to the pontoons in Tobermory harbour.

Tobermory RNLI Coxswain David McHaffie said: ‘This was a straightforward job for us and we’re very grateful to the crew of the other yacht who went to assist the casualty vessel’.

Notes to editors

The photograph shows Tobermory RNLI lifeboat bringing the yacht alongside the pontoons at Tobermory harbour with the assistance of Tobermory and Craignure Coastguard Rescue Teams. Please credit RNLI/Sam Jones.

For further information, please contact Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager on 07747601900 or via samantha_jones@rnli.org.uk

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