Trapped yacht is safely re­leased

The Oban Times - - News -

THE VOL­UN­TEER crew of Oban Lifeboat came to the as­sis­tance of a yacht last week, while on their way back from another call.

The lifeboat was alerted by Stornoway Coast­guard at around 3pm on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 12 af­ter a kayaker ran into trou­ble in Loch Melfort.

Min­utes af­ter launch­ing, the crew were in­formed that the kayaker had been as­sisted by oth­ers in the vicin­ity and the lifeboat was there­fore asked to stand down.

How­ever, as the lifeboat was re­turn­ing to sta­tion, the crew no­ticed that a yacht, with a sin­gle per­son on board had be­come stuck on a moor­ing in Oban Bay.

The lifeboat con­tacted the ves­sel to as­cer­tain if as­sis­tance was re­quired. The de­ci­sion was made to as­sist the yacht back to its own moor­ing af­ter re­leas­ing it from the ob­struc­tion.

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