Second call out in busy two days for Oban RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

It’s been a busy couple of days for Oban Lifeboat’s volunteers launching for the second time in two days yesterday evening (Monday 17 May)

RNLI/Leonie Mead

The UK Coastguard requested the launch of Oban lifeboat ‘Mora Edith MacDonald’ at 7.35pm to assist a 44ft yacht with 3 people on board, that had broken down in light winds just west of Lismore lighthouse.

The volunteers arrived with the yacht by 8.10pm where a crew member was transferred onboard to assist with setting up a tow. Once secured, the lifeboat proceeded back to Oban where the vessel was safely secured alongside the North Pier pontoons by 8.30pm with the lifeboat returned to station, ready for service again shortly after.

Our thanks to the vessels in the area that stood by the yacht until our arrival.

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