Mora Edith MacDonald
OBAN’S lifeboat, the Mora Edith MacDonald, is a Trentclass vessel which measures 14.26m in length and 4.9m in the beam.
She displaces 26 tonnes and her two MAN diesel engines generate 1,700 horsepower and a top speed of 25 knots. She carries 4,100 litres (900 gallons) of fuel and has a range of 250 nautical miles.
The Trent- class boats first entered service in 1994, with the Mora Edith MacDonald built and launched in 1997.
She is an all-weather lifeboat and is self-righting should she capsize.
She is constructed from fibre reinforced composite material which combines exceptional strength but remains lightweight. The hull is subdivided into six watertight compartments and the wheelhouse contains seating for seven crew while the fore cabin has seating for 10.
There is provision for a stretcher to be secured in the wheelhouse and further stretcher capacity in the forecabin.
The Trent carries an inflatable X-boat which can be deployed in moderate conditions to gain access in shallow water.
The Mora Edith MacDonald cost £1.5 million to build and equip.
Four babies have been born aboard.