Lifeboat crew helps stranded fishing boat
KYLE of Lochalsh RNLI's volunteer crew rescued a 16-foot fishing boat last Sunday.
Kyle lifeboat Spirit of Fred Olsen launched at 3.14pm, at the request of the coastguard, to assist the fishing vessel Ptarmigan which had lost power and was drifting towards the southern shore of the Applecross peninsula.
The vessel, with two people on board, had suffered engine failure approximately one mile from the Plockton lighthouse and was drifting without power in blustery conditions. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 3.30pm and quickly took the vessel under tow back to Plockton. The Ptarmigan was safely returned to its mooring at 4.29pm.
The lifeboat returned to Kyle and was re-fuelled and ready for service by 5.20pm.