Early morning call out for Tobermory RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory RNLI's volunteer crew were woken by their pagers early on the morning of Friday 23 August.

RNLI/Sam Jones

Tobermory RNLI lifeboat launching on service
The volunteers' pagers sounded at 6.27am in response to a request from the UK Coastguard to go to the assistance of a 12 metre fishing vessel with engine problems in the Sound of Mull. Fortunately, the sea conditions were calm and as the fishing boat was between Tobermory and Rubha nan Gall, the lifeboat was on scene very quickly.

The lifeboat took the fishing vessel under an alongside tow and recovered her to the aquaculture pontoon at Tobermory Harbour. The lifeboat then returned to her own berth where she was refuelled and made ready for service shortly before 8am.

RNLI Media Contacts

For further information, please contact

Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager and Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07747601900 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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