Yacht with engine failure assisted by Oban RNLI Lifeboat

Lifeguards News Release

Oban RNLI Lifeboat ‘Mora Edith MacDonald’ launched on service yesterday (Friday 10 July) to assist a yacht with engine failure north east of Insh Island.

RNLI/Leonie Mead

The volunteer crew of Oban Lifeboat launched at 4.50pm yesterday afternoon at the request of UK Coastguard to assist the yacht, which was making slow speed under sail.

Arriving on scene by 5.08pm, Oban Lifeboat passed a tow line to the vessel and proceeded to make best speed back to Oban. Once back in Oban, the vessel was safely secured alongside at the North Pier Pontoons.

Oban lifeboat returned to her berth where she was made ready for service again by 6.30pm.

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