Crew saved after fire on vessel Published: 30 May, 2005
CLYDE Coastguard had to assist a vessel that was on fire off Tobermory on the Isle of Mull on Saturday. The initial call to Clyde Coastguard was at just past 5.00 p.m. The blue-hulled 49 foot converted trawler with a teak top rail could be clearly seen from the town ablaze with black smoke pouring from the exhaust outtake. Tobermory lifeboat was asked to launch and the Coastguard Rescue Team was also sent to the shoreline. At the time the engine was still running, but fortunately the vessel at anchor in the bay. All six people who had been on board were taken to safety by the Glen Rivesdale ferry which had been in the vicinity and had seen the emergency. No injuries have been reported and all six were taken to shore safe and well. The stricken vessel had been on passage from Ardfern to Tobermory.
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