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Lifeboats News Release

We want to say a big thank you to CalMac, one of the Oban RNLI’s most steadfast supporters on land and at sea.

Stormy Stan takes over the captain’s seat on the bridge of the MV Clansman, joined (left to right) the ship’s master, Captain Norrie MacDonald, Oban lifeboat mechanic Tom Kennedy and crew member Graham Beuschier.

RNLI/Stephen Lawson

Stormy Stan takes over the captain’s seat on the bridge of the MV Clansman, joined (left to right) the ship’s master, Captain Norrie MacDonald, Oban lifeboat mechanic Tom Kennedy and crew member Graham Beuschier.

Several of our crew work for CalMac and go on call with their pagers on their days off.

On several occasions recently CalMac ferries have been involved alongside us in searches and rescues.

Meanwhile, one lucky Open Day visitor from Taynuilt won a raffle prize of return tickets for two people and a car on whatever ferry route they choose, thanks to the CalMac’s generosity.

Note to Editors

The RNLI is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Oban is a busy station serving one of the largest stretches of coastline in the UK, flanked by RNLI colleagues based at Tobermory, Islay and Campbeltown.

The Oban volunteer crew operate the Trent Class All Weather lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald from our base at the South Pier on Gallanach Road, close to the CalMac ferry terminal.

RNLI Media Contacts

For further information, please contact:

John Macgill Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Oban RNLI on 07711 548672 or email [email protected]

Stephen Lawson Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Oban RNLI on 07776 340629 or email [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, Regional Media Officer (Scotland), on 07826 900639 [email protected]

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

RNLI Press Office 01202 336789 or [email protected]

Key facts about the RNLI

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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For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.

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