Stornoway Lifeboat was launched on Saturday evening (November 17th) at 6.50pm, when two fish farm workers off the Isle of Harris called for help as their vessel grounded on a falling tide.

Stornoway Coastguard issued a ‘pan-pan’ call for all nearby vessels to assist, with the fish farm vessel Fame responding to the call and standing by to help Coastguard communications.

Also tasked were members of Tarbert and Scalpay Coastguard rescue teams, who provided safety cover from the shore.

The small workboat had run aground near Loch Grosebay in Harris and was stranded with both crew aboard.

RNLI Tom Sanderson launched their y-boat and took the two crew aboard the lifeboat, where they remained awaiting the turn of the tide.

The vessel was refloated around midnight when her crew returned aboard. She was accompanied to a safe jetty in Loch Grosebay by the Lifeboat’s y-boat.

The RNLI lifeboat returned to Stornoway Harbour and was refuelled and ready for service by 2.45am.