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Tobermory RNLI lifeboat goes to the assistance of a yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory RNLI’s volunteer crew went to the assistance of a yacht with mechanical difficulties on Tuesday 26 June.

Tobermory Lifeboat

RNLI/Sam Jones

Tobermory Lifeboat

Tobermory RNLI’s Severn class all weather lifeboat, Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey, was launched at 3.20pm to go to the assistance of the yacht which was already under tow by another yacht. The lifeboat met the yachts outside Tobermory Bay and took the casualty under an alongside tow and recovered her to the pontoons in Tobermory harbour. The lifeboat was made ready for service shortly before 5pm.

Tobermory RNLI’s Station Mechanic, Paul ‘Gunny’ Gunn said: ‘We’re very grateful to the skipper of the yacht which went to the aid of the yacht in difficulty. We understand that he not only towed the vessel but also tried to repair the problem.’

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