RNLI Tighnabruaich launch in response to call for assistance

Lifeboats News Release

The Coastguard requested the charity’s lifeboat launch at 13.55 to assist a casualty vessel sailing between Tarbert and Barmore Island with one person on board.

inshore lifeboat launches from tractor trailer

RNLI/Jane Boyd

inshore life boat launch

RNLI volunteers at Tighnabruaich station launched the James and Helen Mason inshore lifeboat to lend assistance to a 22’ vessel which had line caught round the propeller which the occupant had been unable to clear working alone.

When the crew reached the vessel they were able to clear the propeller and escorted the vessel safely into Tarbert harbour. 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

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