Stornoway RNLI Lifeboat volunteer crew launched at 23.57hrs on Friday (November 2nd) in response to a fish farm support vessel which had issued a Pan Pan (urgent assistance message) after suffering a loss of propulsion whilst at Lemreway.

The weather conditions on passage down the coast to assist the stricken vessel were extremely challenging with winds of 50 knots and seas up to 7m.

Once on scene at Lemreway, weather conditions deteriorated with gusts in excess of 50/60 knots and driving rain.

It was quickly established the only option was to abandon the vessel.

The lifeboat then made an approach and successfully recovered the crew from the casualty vessel.

The crew were taken back to Stornoway on board the lifeboat, with the lifeboat refuelled and ready for service at approximately 0500hrs.