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Portree Lifeboat launched to a motorboat on shore at Flodigarry, Isle of Skye

Lifeboats News Release

Portree Royal National Lifeboat Institution all-weather lifeboat 14-16, Stanley Watson Barker was called out into the Sound of Raasay by the owner of the boat, Julian.

The Portree Lifeboat was called at 5:17pm on Thursday 14 July 2016, to the boat which suffered mechanical failure whilst negotiating the Sound of Raasay.  A crew was assembled and the lifeboat made its way out to the boat.

The boat was located on the shore at Flodigarry, Isle of Skye.

The two persons on board stayed on shore and were safe and well.
Hamish Corrigall, RNLI Coxswain for Portree RNLI Lifeboat, says: ‘The owner made the right call as the boat was no longer sea worthy.'

The local MCA team met with the owner and are now dealing with this incident.

Notes to editors
• Portree lifeboat station has been operating since 1992. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to
• Coxswain Hamish Corrigall is available for interview
• A video of Portree Trent lifeboat can be viewed at
• A photo of Portree Trent lifeboat can be viewed at

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