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Oban lifeboat launches to yacht in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Oban RNLI lifeboat launched this evening (Sunday 5th June) to the aid of a yacht south of Croabh Haven.

Oban lifeboat was requested to launch by Stornoway Coastguard at 5.35pm this evening to assist a yacht with five persons on board with engine difficulty, in the area sound the Croabh Haven.

Shortly after leaving the berth, the volunteer crew were requested to stand down as the yacht had been assisted and taken under tow by another yacht in the area.

With no assistance needed, Oban lifeboat proceeded to return to station where she was refuelled and made ready for service again by 6.15pm.

RNLI media contacts:

Leonie Woolf, Oban Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer Tel: 07818 861517/ 01631 569735 Email: press@obanlifeboat.co.uk

Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or Richard_Smith2@rnli.org.uk

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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