Fingal the Rescuers!
Three German tourists found themselves grounded on the rocky shores of Loch Ness when their cruise vessel lost power.
An emergency broadcast by the Coastguard watch team in Aberdeen was heard by the Fingal‘s crew and they immediately deployed their daughter craft to the location of the distressed family, a distance of approximately three miles.
A tow was established and the disabled cruiser was pulled from the rocks just as the RNLI Loch Ness lifeboat volunteers arrived on scene.
The lifeboat then towed the cruiser to a safe mooring immediately alongside the Fingal at Foyers harbour.
RNLI Loch Ness volunteer helm, Stuart Latham says: “This clearly illustrates how seriously the Fingal‘s crew take the safety not only of their own passengers and crew but of any other loch user. I am glad we were able to contribute to the positive holiday experience of the German tourists.”
The Atlantic 75 class lifeboat was crewed by Linda Ross, Joy Cameron and Stuart Latham
The entire rescue effort was coordinated by HM Coastguard in Aberdeen.