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Islay RNLI assist yacht in Sound of Jura

Lifeboats News Release

The Islay RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch by Coastguard UK on Monday (27th September) at 1:10pm to a yacht adrift in the Sound of Jura.

Islay RNLI lifeboat


Islay RNLI assist yacht in Sound of Jura

The casualty vessel had lost power to the helm and was requesting assistance. They were managing to make way on autopilot when the RNLI lifeboat Helmut Schroder of Dunlossit II arrived on scene to assist. The yacht was escorted to Crinan so they could moor safely.

Our volunteer crew were stood down and returned to Port Askaig where the boat was refuelled and ready for service by 4:45pm


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For further information, please contact:

Kate Hannett, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Islay RNLI on 07415 599194 or email[email protected]

Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Officer (Scotland), 07920 365929 or [email protected]

Gemma McDonald, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), 07826 900639 or [email protected]

RNLI Press Office 01202 336789 or [email protected]

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