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RNLI Lochinver crew faced 20ft swell during boat rescue

RNLI Lochinver crew


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Rescuers were confronted with 45mph breezes and difficult situations during a strategic assistance an angling pontoon in trouble off the west Highland coast.

Fishing boat

The pontoon was taking on water 15 miles (24km) west of Kinlochbervie on Sunday.

The salvage included the RNLI Lochinver raft group and the Stornoway Coastguard helicopter in the Minch.

They had the option to move a siphon to the angling pontoon, notwithstanding the 6m (20ft) ocean swell and high breezes, to assist siphon with watering from the stricken vessel.

RNLI Lochinver depicted the conditions as “a bit of testing”.

The angling pontoon’s three group had the option to utilize the rescue siphon to lessen water levels on their vessel alongside their very own siphons.

The helicopter came back to base to get a subsequent siphon to help the angling group.

RNLI Lochinver on shout

RNLI Lochinver later accompanied the vessel to Stornoway in Lewis, where it was met by the nearby raft group and coastguard groups.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the caution was raised at about 13:20.

A representative said a load vessel and a Coastguard crisis towing vessel additionally aided the occurrence.

Fishing boat rescue