Tobermory RNLI launched to assist motor yacht in the Sound of Mull
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’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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Officer (Scotland), 07920 365929 or email@example.com
Gemma McDonald, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), 07826 900639 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.