Oban lifeboat launches twice in one day

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Oban lifeboat crews were called out twice on Wednesday July 29.

The Mora Edith MacDonald lifeboat was  first requested at 2.45am to help with a medical evacuation from Craignure on Mull, getting back to Oban by 4.30am.

The second call came at 12.43pm, after reports of a 37ft yacht with a fouled propeller in Loch a Choire, Loch Linnhe. The vessel was being helped by another yacht in the area which was able to hold its position off shallow water.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 1.30pm and took the vessel under tow. The troubled yacht was safely berthed at Dunstaffnage marina by 2.30pm, with the assistance of Oban’s Coastguard Team.

Oban lifeboat then returned to her berth and was ready for service again by 4.15pm.