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Fishing boat is towed to safety

A training exercise turned into a real life rescue for the crew of the Arran lifeboat last week.

While undergoing a training exercise to assess staff on procedures, including towing vessels in distress, the Arran RNLI were tasked to the assistance of a fishing vessel without steering off the coast of Corrie.

At 7.45pm on Wednesday September 27, Arran RNLI’s inshore lifeboat crew had to respond quickly after the Belfast Coastguard requested them to abandon their training exercise to respond to a fishing vessel in distress.

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