Ardnamurchan rescue is anything but ropey for RNLI

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At the end of what was a busy week for Tobermory RNLI their Severn class lifeboat was launched on Saturday night to go to the aid of a motor vessel which had fell foul of some rope from a fishing creel.

Answering a request from the Coastguard the volunteer crew arrived at the scene, three miles north-east of Ardnamurchan lighthouse, at around 8.30pm to find that the nine- metre vessel with one person on board, had fouled its propellor.

Having assessed the situation, Deputy Second Coxswain Dave Underwood decided that undertaking a tow was necessary and the safest way to assist the vessel. The tow rope was successfully passed and the motor boat was towed to Tobermory.

During the tow, the propellor was released and the vessel was able to enter Tobermory Bay under its own power.