First call out of the year for Oban Lifeboat
The assistance of Oban lifeboat was requested for the first time this year today (Sunday 17 January)
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.