RNLI Tighnabruaich launch following call from concerned observer

Lifeboats News Release

The Coastguard requested the launch at 20.18 on Saturday 11 July over concerns a yacht had run aground in the Inchmarnock area.

Volunteer crew wearing additional PPE preparing to launch

RNLI/Caren Adams

Crew wearing additional PPE preparing to launch
RNLI volunteers at Tighnabruaich station - following procedures adapted due to Covid-19 which require crew to wear additional PPE - launched the James and Helen Mason inshore lifeboat to lend assistance to a yacht which an observer on Bute was concerned had run aground between the island and Inchmarnock.

When the crew reached the yacht it was in fact anchored and all was well. Tighnabruaich Deputy Launch Authority Graeme Hogg said the shout was one "where you will attend no matter what you think you will find. There is a reef in the vicinity so the boat might have needed assistance. We quickly ascertained that all was well and returned to station." On returning to base, the crew were stood down and the boat made ready for service.

If you find yourself in an emergency situation or spot someone else in trouble, you should call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
Crew wearing additional PPE preparing for launch

RNLI/Caren Adams

Crew wearing additional PPE preparing to launch

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