Two shouts for Leverburgh Lifeboat

Leverburgh RNLI Lifeboat was paged at 0835 hours this morning (Monday) following reports of a small angling vessel adrift in Loch Snizort, Isle of Skye. The crew of the RNLB The Royal Thames set off from Leverburgh to attend to the vessel, but in the meantime, a boat in the Loch Snizort vicinity had located the casualty, which had slipped its mooring on the high tide.

The boat towed the drifting vessel back to the local harbour. The volunteer RNLI crew were stood down at 0850 hours, at which point they returned to Leverburgh.

Then, at 0926 hours this morning, the crew of Leverburgh Lifeboat were paged for the 2nd time in less than an hour to assist another vessel in difficulty in the Isle of Skye.

The small creel boat, which had one person on board, had grounded in Loch Dunvegan.

In similar circumstances to the previous shout, a local boat was able to assist the grounded vessel. The person was taken off the boat, and back to shore.

The fishing boat remains grounded, but it is hoped that she will re-float tonight, on the rising tide.

Leverburgh Lifeboat was stood down 1000 hours, and back in Leverburgh and ready for service again by 1045 hours.