Tobermory lifeboat assists motorboat with mechanical failure
The UK Coastguard tasked the Tobermory volunteer crew to a motorboat requiring assistance in the Sound of Mull on Monday 13 September 2021.
The pagers sounded shortly before 2pm and the Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey was on scene around 20 minutes later where the vessel was in the Sound of Mull, 2.5 nautical miles north of Salen. The vessel had suffered mechanical failure on passage and after assessing the situation, the decision was made to take her under tow to the nearest safe port of Tobermory.
With the motorboat placed safely alongside on the pontoons in the harbour, the lifeboat returned to her berth where she was made ready for service by 4.30pm.
Coxswain David McHaffie said: ‘we are grateful to the vessel who was able to provide assistance until the lifeboat arrived on scene’.
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