RNLI-Kessock-help-recover-grounded-yacht

Byline: RNLI Kessock volunteers were paged this afternoon (Saturday 20 June) at 5.35pm to assist a yacht that was struggling to make its way into Inverness.
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The 30ft yacht had earlier encountered some difficulties near The Kessock Bridge. It was given assistance by another passing yacht
and was taken under tow.

Both vessels started making their way towards Inverness
Marina.

But with the ebbing spring tide the towing yacht struggled
to make anyway underneath The Kessock Bridge and was only able to stem the
tide.

RNLI Kessock volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 class
lifeboat,
Robert and Isobel Mowat, and
took over the tow of the yacht. The lifeboat was able to bring the vessel up
through the tide and an alongside tow was established to help manoeuvre both
vessels into a berth in Inverness Marina.

The Inverness Coastguard team met both boats in the marina
and assisted with securing the yacht.

Kessock lifeboat volunteers returned to the lifeboat station
and made the lifeboat ready to be called out again.

ENDS   

Picture Credits: RNLI/Mark Holland 

Picture caption: RNLI Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Robert and Isobel Mowat coming under The Kessock Bridge  

Media contacts:   

Dan Holland, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, RNLI Kessock,
07900 567 496 dnjholland@me.com   

Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland,
01738 642956, 07786 668903, richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

   

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946,
07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk   

RNLI 24 hour Press Office, 01202 336789

Byline: RNLI Kessock volunteers were paged this afternoon (Saturday 20 June) at 5.35pm to assist a yacht that was struggling to make its way into Inverness.
Page Content:

The 30ft yacht had earlier encountered some difficulties near The Kessock Bridge. It was given assistance by another passing yacht and was taken under tow.

Both vessels started making their way towards Inverness Marina.

But with the ebbing spring tide the towing yacht struggled to make anyway underneath The Kessock Bridge and was only able to stem the tide.

RNLI Kessock volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Robert and Isobel Mowat, and took over the tow of the yacht. The lifeboat was able to bring the vessel up through the tide and an alongside tow was established to help manoeuvre both vessels into a berth in Inverness Marina.

The Inverness Coastguard team met both boats in the marina and assisted with securing the yacht.

Kessock lifeboat volunteers returned to the lifeboat station and made the lifeboat ready to be called out again.

ENDS   

Picture Credits: RNLI/Mark Holland 

Picture caption: RNLI Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Robert and Isobel Mowat coming under The Kessock Bridge  

Media contacts:   

Dan Holland, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, RNLI Kessock, 07900 567 496 dnjholland@me.com   

Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07786 668903, richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

   

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk   

RNLI 24 hour Press Office, 01202 336789