A ROUND-up of incidents handled from the Clyde Coastguard co-ordination centre in Greenock on Wednesday (12 October)
10.03am -- Clyde Coastguard tasked Dunoon Coastguard Rescue Team to prepare and man the landing site to facilitate the medical evacuation of a NHS patient by Air Ambulance.
10.43am -- Clyde Coastguard received a Mayday call from a 24ft fast fisher motor boat with two people and a dog aboard. The vessel had a large rope tangled round its propeller causing it to lose power to the stern drive and start drifting. Clyde Coastguard put a call out for any vessel in the vicinity and within minutes a boat was on scene and two others proceeding. The vessel was taken under tow by a local fish farm boat to Craobh Haven Marina.
11.32am – Clyde Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public stating that his friend had capsized his dinghy on the way out to a yacht and was now clinging to the side of the dinghy just opposite the Kames Hotel in the East Kyles of Bute. Clyde Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Tighnabruaich RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, Kames Coastguard Rescue Team and put a call out on VHF Channel 16 for any vessel in the vicinity to assist. The gentleman, who is in his 50s with a history of heart problems, was recovered from the water by Tighnabruaich Inshore Lifeboat, taken ashore and put in a warm shower until he was assessed by paramedics who determined that no further medical attention was required.
8.52pm – Clyde Coastguard assisted a fishing vessel which had snagged her fishing gear on the seabed and was also suffering engine problems, about 2.5 miles south east of Sanda Island (Mull of Kintyre). The Campbeltown RNLI Lifeboat was tasked to assist. The vessel managed to free herself but required to be taken under tow by the lifeboat into Campbeltown Harbour. All four persons on board the fishing vessel are safe and well.