The lifeboat station is grateful to the Calmac ferry, Hebridean Isles, which also diverted to assist but was not required at this time.
With the yacht underway, the volunteer crew of Oban lifeboat escorted the vessel, making regular communication checks on VHF radio.
En route, it soon became apparent that one of the yachts crew had become unwell and the decision was made to transfer them to the lifeboat. The lifeboat then proceeded ahead to Dunstaffnage to transfer the casualty to a waiting ambulance.
During this time the casualty vessel was able to berth safely at the marina without assistance.
Oban lifeboat then returned to station where she was refuelled and made ready for service again by 17.45.
The lifeboat was also out taking part in a training exercise with Stornoway’s Coastguard Search and Rescue [SAR] Helicopter 948 earlier this morning and was back at her berth before the afternoon Mayday call out.