Night rescue for RNLI

The RNLI inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick. Photograph: Nigel Millard.

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The Arran RNLI crew launched into darkness last weekend after the team were tasked with helping a stricken vessel near Brodick Bay.

At 10.29 pm on Sunday August 12, the crew assembled and launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick to come to the assistance of the vessel which had suffered dual engine failure and was adrift. Upon arriving on scene the crew towed the vessel towards a mooring within the bay.

Arran RNLI trainee helm Brian Donlin said: ‘This was a very straightforward callout. The crew of the vessel had suffered engine failure, something that is extremely unfortunate but could happen to anyone. We’re just happy that we could locate their vessel quickly and return them to dry land safely.’