Barra RNLI lifeboat was yesterday (Sunday 7th July) sent to assist a fishing vessel grounded on a reef north-east of the island.

The lifeboat was called at 5.29pm to the assistance of the Castlebay-registered trawler Grianan Oir, with seven people aboard, grounded near Rubha Bhruairnish in Northbay. After awaiting the rising tide to refloat, Barra lifeboat took her under tow to the pier at Northbay.

With all safe on board, the RNLI crew were stood down around 8pm.

Grianan Oir was rescued by an east coast lifeboat in October last year, when she got into trouble during the heavy seas of Storm Callum off the coast of Fife. The picture is from that incident and is courtesy of the RNLI.