Leverburgh Lifeboat call-out

Yacht Mrs Muir being towed to safety by RNLB Lifetime Care: Pictures taken by Bart van den Bosch
Yacht Mrs Muir being towed to safety by RNLB Lifetime Care: Pictures taken by Bart van den Bosch
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The 14m vessel, “Mrs Muir”, which had two people on board, was adrift having broken its mooring just off Stein, Loch Bay, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye - in Force 7-8, gusting severe gale 9, south-westerly winds.

Upon reaching the vessel, the crew of the lifeboat established a towline between the vessel and the lifeboat, and then took the casualty to a near-by, safe mooring.

Stornoway Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 100, were in attendance, and provided assistance from the air. Dunvegan Mobile Coastguard Unit also provided assistance ashore.

The lifeboat was released at 1640 and then returned to station and was re-fuelled and ready for service again by 1900.

This is Leverburgh Lifeboat’s 5th call-out since the station was made operational on 11th May.