Oban lifeboat on two shouts in 5 hours

After five weeks of inactivity, a period of five hours between last night and this morning – 15th December – saw Oban RNLI lifeboat launched on service twice.

in the first of these, the Mora Edith Macdonald left Oban at 21.50 last night to pick up a newly-born baby with
Mum and Dad from the Ro-Ro berth at Craignure on Isle of Mull.

The Calmac ferry, Hebrides, stood off until the embarkation had been completed and the lifeboat’s ‘passengers’ were landed in Oban at 23.00 where an ambulance took them up to Lorne and the Isles hospital.

Then the pagers went off again in the small hours and Mora Edith Macdonald was off again at 03.00 to assist the fishing boat, Star of Annan, reported aground off Ardtornish Light in the Sound of Mull.

The fishing vessel, however, had refloated herself when the lifeboat arrived and, with no apparent damage to hull or engine, headed for Oban escorted by the lifeboat, where they arrived at 04.42.

The lifeboat, as is usual this polished crew,  was refuelled and ready for service again in short order at 04.46.

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2 Responses to Oban lifeboat on two shouts in 5 hours

  1. Even during the five weeks when they got no shouts the crew as always would have been prepared to drop whatever they were doing at a moments notice to respond to a call for help. We all owe them our deepest respect and gratitude for their commitment and dedication As are lifeboat crews everywhere, these people are a credit to their community.

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