Portree Lifeboat tows a fishing boat with fouled propeller
Portree Lifeboat was called to Tianavaig Bay to a local fishing boat that got it's propeller fouled in a rope.
The fishing boat was drifting in a southerly direction in Tianavaig Bay, Sound of Raasay, with two of a crew.
The lifeboat arrived about 9.20 pm, attached a tow and took the vessel safely back to Portree harbour.
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