RNLI Tighnabruaich lifeboat responds to call for assistance

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew responded to call at 18.32 on Sunday (13 October) to assist yacht suffering engine failure.

Tighnabruaich lifeboat at sea

RNLI/Jane Boyd

As night fell, crew launched to assist a yacht with two crew stranded off Skipness. An assessment completed, the 36' yacht was taken in tow to Lochranza on Arran.

Once the yacht was secured to the pontoon at Lochranza, it's crew were passed on to Arran Coastguard for further support, and Tighnabruaich's volunteer crew returned to their station where the lifeboat was made ready for further service and all volunteers stood down.

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