Lifeboat crew helps stranded fish­ing boat

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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.

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