Busy period continues for Tobermory RNLI
Tobermory RNLI’s volunteer crew are continuing to be busy with two call outs on Wednesday 12th July 2023.
Just as the crew were coming alongside the lifeboat berth, Coxswain David McHaffie became aware that a yacht in Tobermory Bay had suffered engine failure and although it was under sail it was struggling to manoeuvre to the pontoons. The lifeboat was launched again and the volunteer crew assisted the yacht with an alongside tow to enable it to berth at the pontoons.
Tobermory RNLI Coxswain David McHaffie said: ‘The busy period for the station is continuing and I’m grateful to all our volunteers who not only carry a pager 24/7 but are willing to drop everything to respond’.
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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.
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