Oban lifeboat responds to report of fire at sea

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Reports of a vessel on fire in Loch Creran saw Oban lifeboat rush to its aid last Thursday evening.

This was the the second call in 24 hours for the crew of the Mora Edith MacDonald.

The lifeboat departed Oban Bay with seven crew on board and made best speed towards Loch Creran, arriving at 10.10pm. Once on scene it was ascertained that the fire was not, in fact, from a boat, but was an incinerator burning on one of the fish farm barges and was under control.

This was confirmed by fish farm staff and the lifeboat was able to return to station where she was ready for service again by 11.30pm.