Portree Lifeboat launched to fishing boat in Loch Gairloch
The 'Adelphi' creel fishing boat suffered transmission problems within Loch Gairloch
The 'Adelphi' a GRP 24ft creel fishing boat suffered transmission problems and floundered on the north shore of Strath Bay, Loch Gairloch. The fisherman was forced to abandoned his boat and made his way safely to the shore.
The boat was damaged and was lost in the incoming tide.
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