Tobermory RNLI launched to assist motor yacht in the Sound of Mull

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched today (Tuesday 13 August 2019) to assist a motor yacht with engine problems in the Sound of Mull.

Tobermory Severn class lifeboat

RNLI/Sam Jones

Tobermory Severn class lifeboat

Tobermory’s volunteer crew were paged by the UK Coastguard this afternoon after the skipper of a motor yacht with an overheating engine broadcast a pan pan. The Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey launched shortly before 2pm and proceeded down the Sound of Mull to the casualty vessel which had anchored off Ardtornish Point. The Craignure Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked and kept a look out from shore until the lifeboat arrived on scene.

A tow was passed and the casualty vessel taken to Lochaline where she was safely secured alongside. The lifeboat returned to Tobermory where she was refuelled and made ready for service by 4pm.

For further information, please contact

Leanne Blair, Tobermory RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07711549609 or [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Officer (Scotland), 07920 365929 or [email protected]

Gemma McDonald, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), 07826 900639 or [email protected]

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