A fisherman on board the FV “Charmel”,which was alongside the Railway Pier at Oban on Saturday June 30 2012,fell some 12 feet from the shelter deck of the vessel into the hold early in the morning.
An Oban ambulance crew attended to him,strapping him into a stretcher but were unable
to land him on the pier so the lifeboat was requested to launch and took him aboard the lifeboat over the transom.
She then took the injured man to the lifeboat berth where the ambulance transferred him to Lorn and Islands Hospital in the town.
The lifeboat was also called out on Friday,June 29 2012,at 1.20 p.m. in response to a call from the 35-foot yacht “Mhor Mischief” to the Coastguard.
The vessel,with two people on board,had suffered engine failure and was becalmed near Balnagowan Island in the Firth of Lorne in danger of drifting ashore.
The lifeboat reached her at 2 pm and put two lifeboat crew members aboard to set up a tow to take the yacht into Linnhe Marine,where they arrived at 2.35 pm.
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