Lifeboat in rescue off Pladda

The Arran lifeboat and crew return to their Lamlash base after a callout which took place just before a planned training exercise. Photograph: Amanda Pirie.

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The Arran lifeboat went to the aid of a powerboat which had lost power near Pladda last week.

Shortly before 4pm last Wednesday RNLI volunteers were asked to help the 27ft power boat which was unable to move off Arran’s southern coast.

The team rushed to assist the boat and after speaking to the two crew on board it was agreed that the best course of action would be to tow the vessel to safety at Lamlash.


The powerboat was safely secured to a mooring and the lifeboat made the short journey across the bay back to the station where the shore crew was waiting.

The lifeboat crew then quickly refuelled with a sandwich before returning to the water for the evening’s planned training exercise.