Lifeboat rescues fishing boat in Oban Bay

Oban Lifeboat

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Oban lifeboat was called out to a fishing vessel run aground on rock last night, May 22.

The Mora Edith MacDonald was launched at 8.10pm to help two people after their boat got stuck on  Sgeir Rathaid, in Oban Bay.

The lifeboat was on the scene within 5 minutes.

‘At the request of the vessel’s skipper, and after confirming there was no water ingress, the volunteer crew arranged a short tow off the bow of the vessel and gently eased them off the rock. The vessel was then able
to check steering and propulsion and make its own way to the North Pier, where they were met by Oban’s Coastguard Rescue Team,’ said a Lifeboat spokesperson.

After escorting the vessel to safety, the lifeboat returned to its berth, ready for service again by 8.55pm.