Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat called to broken down vessel off Plockton lighthouse
Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI's volunteer crew were paged at 3:07pm Sunday 12th February, to assist a 16 foot fishing boat which had suffered a loss of power and was drifting towards the shore
Kyle lifeboat, Spirit of Fred. Olsen launched at 3:14pm at the request of the UK Coastguard, to assist the broken down fishing vessel Ptarmigan which had 2 persons on board and was drifting towards the southern shore of the Applecross peninsula. The vessel had suffered an engine failure approximately 1 mile from the Plockton lighthouse and was drifting without power in the 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 and the crew departed the scene.
The lifeboat returned to Kyle and was refuelled and ready for service by 5:20pm.
Notes to editors:
- The 2 pictures attached show the Ptarmigan under tow
- Please credit the picture to Kyle RNLI
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