Leverburgh Lifeboat assists vessel with engine failure

Leverburgh RNLB Lifetime Care was called out at 1210 yesterday (Wednesday) to assist a pleasure boat in difficulty.

The 8m vessel, which had seven people on board, had suffered engine failure off Stockinish Island on the East Coast of Harris. Upon reaching the vessel, the crew of the lifeboat established a towline between the boat and the lifeboat and then proceeded to Leverburgh pier, where the boat was secured alongside. The lifeboat returned to station and was re-fuelled and ready for service again by 1530.

Leverburgh Lifeboat Operations Manager, John MacLean said: “It is less than a month since our station was made operational, and in that short time our service has been used on 3 occasions. On each occasion, the crew has been able to deal with the incident presented to them in an efficient and professional manner.”