First call out of the year for Oban Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

The assistance of Oban lifeboat was requested for the first time this year today (Sunday 17 January)

RNLI/Leonie Mead

Oban lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon after reports of DSC alert onboard a vessel north of the Corron Narrows.

The volunteer crew assembled and the lifeboat departed Oban soon after. As they made their way out of Oban bay it was established that all was well onboard the vessel and so, Oban lifeboat stood down.

Although restrictions remain in place, our volunteers and hundreds of others around the country remain on call 24/7 should their assistance be required. We continue to advise everyone to follow the government guidelines and if you find yourself or spot anyone else in difficulty at sea, remember to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

RNLI/Leonie Mead

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