Oban lifeboat searches for missing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Oban lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald was launched at the request of Stornoway Coastguard on the 18th August at 00:45hrs to investigate reports of a 21ft Aluminium boat which had been taken from Loch Melfort.

The vessel had been driven at very high speed towards Shuna, by a person who was thought to be intoxicated. Concerned for the safety of the person and others in the vicinity, Stornoway Coastguard requested a search for the vessel be undertaken by the volunteer crew of the lifeboat in the area around Shuna and then back along the shorelines of the Loch.

After searching and finding nothing unusual, Oban lifeboat was stood down at 03:20hrs and returned to station, where she was refuelled and ready for service again at 04:46hrs. The boat was later reported to have been found on the shoreline near to where it had been taken.

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Iain Fulton, Oban Lifeboat Press Officer
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Email: press@obanlifeboat.co.uk

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