RNLI Tighnabruaich first rescue launch of 2020
RNLI Tighnabruaich's inshore lifeboat responded to a call from the UK Coastguard at 8.26pm on Thursday evening (19 March) to assist a vessel in difficulty by Burnt Islands near Colintraive.
The vessel itself was checked for damage and carried out tests to ensure it was able to continue and, accompanied by the lifeboat, proceeded on its journey toward Tarbert.
Lifeboat helm Garry Coyle advised "anyone experiencing difficulties at sea should contact the Coastguard in the first instance".
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