Three call outs in 72 hours for Oban lifeboat

And yes, this means that the volunteer crew and Mora Edith Macdonald, the Oban lifeboat, were out again today.

The lifeboat was called to a capsized sailing vessel in Loch Craignish, launching at 14.45 after Stornoway Coastguard got a MayDay call from the boat in question.

Fortunately, prior to the arrival of the lifeboat, the single occupant of the vessel was picked up by a local boat which subsequently transferred the sailor to another yacht.

As there was no longer anyone in danger, Oban Lifeboat was allowed to stand down and return to station, where she made ready for service again by 16.00.

This was the third call out in three days and a busy start to the year with twenty one call outs since the start of 2016.

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