Leverburgh RNLI Lifeboat

Leverburgh RNLI lifeboat was called by Stornoway Coastguard at 2105hours last night (Wednesday, May 25th), to assist a broken down vessel off Gallan Head, on the west coast of Lewis.

The vessel, which had one person on board, had lost power and was anchored 200m from the shore, in a heavy swell with north east 20knt winds.

A cruise ship which had been sailing in the area stood by while Leverburgh RNLI Lifeboat made its way to the casualty.

On arrival a towline was secured between the two boats, and the stricken vessel was towed by the RNLI lifeboat to the safety of Miavaig Pier.

Assistance was also provided on the shoreline by Miavaig, Breasclete and Stornoway Coastguard Land Teams.

Leverburgh Lifeboat was back on station, refuelled and ready for service again by 5am this morning (Thursday, May 26th).