Oban lifeboat tasked to respond to MayDay call

The Oban RNLI lifeboat, Mora Edith Macdonald, launched for the second time on Saturday 26 March [and the fourth time over the Easter weekend]  – this time at 23.46, tasked by Stornoway Coastguard to respond to a ‘Mayday’ call received from a yacht with two persons onboard.
The Yacht was at Puilldobhrain, an anchorage at the north end of Seil Island, just south of Oban, known for the possibility of anchor dragging in certain wind diectionsThe lifeboat’s volunteer crew got to the scene by just after midnight  to find the yacht indeed dragging its anchor in strong winds.The lifeboat put a crew member onboard the vessel and due to the weather conditions, it was decided the best course of action would be to escort the yacht back to Oban and secure it at the marina on Kerrera.

With the yacht safely berthed at the marina by 03.00, Oban lifeboat returned to station where she was refuelled and made ready for service again by 3.20am.

This was the second call out in on day for the volunteer crew and the fourth this Easter weekend.

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