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Oban Lifeboat volunteers launched for the second time in two
days last night.
The UK Coastguard sent an alert at 7.35pm to get help for a
44ft yacht with three people on board, that had broken down in light winds just west of Lismore lighthouse.
The crew got to the yacht by 8.10pm where a crew member was transferred onboard to set up a tow and get the vessel back alongside the North Pier pontoons by 8.30pm.
‘Our thanks to the vessels in the area that stood by the yacht until our arrival,’ said a lifeboat spokesperson.
In the early hours of Sunday Oban lifeboat as well as a crew from Islay and a coastguard rescue helicopter were launched to search for an overdue sailor from Ardfern who was eventually found sale and well moored up at Tayvallich.