Stornoway Coastguard requested the launch of RNLB Royal Thames at 1943 hours to aid a suspected upturned vessel, which had been reported approximately 4 miles west of Ard Mor Point, Loch Dunvegan, Isle of Skye.
Dunvegan Mobile Coastguard were in contact with both Stornoway Coastguard and the RNLB Royal Thames and provided information and assistance from the shore.
The Royal Thames was on scene by 2045. Following a search of the area, no vessels were found and the crew were stood down at 2135.
The Lifeboat was back on station, refuelled and ready for service again by 2310.
This is the second call-out for the Royal Thames today. Volunteer crew were called to assist with the rescue of a whale which was trapped at Leverburgh moorings at 1145. The crew’s services were not required and they were stood down at 1320.
The RNLB Royal Thames has been based at Leverburgh Lifeboat Station for 2 days. She arrived on Tuesday 6th August to replace the RNLB Lifetime Care.
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