The surface search and rescue vessels looking for a fisherman missing off Easdale Island since Thursday April 25 have been stood down.
But the Coastguard is continuing to co-ordinate search efforts involving Police Scotland,its own officers and a private individual who had offered the use of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to search. Other fishing vessels are also continuing to search for signs of the missing man or his boat.
Stornoway Coastguard was alerted on Thursday afternoon after a mayday from the one-man crewed vessel saying it was capsizing. After a search lasting 10 hours on Thursday and eight hours on Friday,April 26,involving Oban and Tobermory lifeboats,Oban Coastguard Rescue Team,Royal Navy vessels,fishing vessels and other commercial and private boats and a Royal Navy helicopter from Prestwick,the rescue effort was scaled down on Friday afternoon.
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Three crew were rescued from their life raft after their prawn trawler hit the rocks at Point of Sleat,off southern Skye,early on the morning of Monday March 18 2013. Continue reading Fishermen rescued off Skye after boat hits rocks
A fisherman has died in hospital after the fishing boat he and two other crewmen were in sank rapidly off the west coast of Harris,Western Isles,on February 21 2013. Continue reading Fisherman dies in hospital after boat sinks off Harris
Coastguards and mountain rescue teams search the shores of Loch Awe for the missing man. Photo courtesy Kevin McGlynn
Strathclyde Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was reported missing in the early hours of Sunday near Loch Awe,Argyll. Continue reading Search underway for man missing near Loch Awe
Loch Linnhe and Morvern
TWO shepherds were thrown into the water on the afternoon of Friday February 1 2013 after their boat capsized on Loch Linnhe,while moving sheep between the mainland and Shuna Island. Continue reading Boat ferrying sheep capsizes in Loch Linnhe
Coastguard Rescue Teams were called out on Tuesday evening,January 29 2013,to assist Northern Constabulary in closing the causeways between North Uist,Benbecula,South Uist and Eriskay as storm force westerly winds coincided with very high tides. Continue reading Causeways closed as storms battered Western Isles
Two men in kayaks got into difficulties on Loch Awe just before lunchtime on Friday,September 28 2012,after their boats became swamped with water. Continue reading Emergency services race to Loch Awe as kayakers get into difficulty
A TOURIST has died after falling 50-feet down a cliff above Clamshell Cave on the island of Staffa yesterday,Friday July 6.
Continue reading Man dies after cliff fall on Staffa
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. Continue reading Oban RNLI Lifeboat on 30-minute ‘shout’
Police and navy divers were still searching on Wednesday May 9 2012 in the vicinity of the wreck of the SS Breda in Ardmucknish Bay in the Firth of Lorne,Argyll,after a diver went missing on Tuesday morning. Continue reading Search continues for missing diver