CLYDE Coastguard Daily Report for Sunday 27 May
CLYDE Coastguard again had a very busy day with incidents including a car crashing on to a beach at Gourock (see incident at 7.24pm below) and children on lilos drifting out into the Clyde.
1.16am -- Largs Inshore Lifeboat and Rothesay Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to assist the 26ft yacht Lady Blue which had grounded in Rothesay Bay. The vessel, with two persons aboard, was towed from the rocks and placed alongside Rothesay Harbour by the Lifeboat.
3.33am -- Arran Coastguard Rescue Team manned the landing site at Knockenkelly to facilitate the transfer of an elderly man to Glasgow Southern General Hospital by the Prestwick based helicopter Rescue 177.
5.34am -- A report was received of eight persons stranded on the Inchmurrin Island, Loch Lomond. This being an inland loch, the report was passed on to Strathclyde Police who tasked Luss Rescue boat to their assistance.
8.23am -- Clyde Coastguard received a call reporting a dinghy ashore at Lochranza, Isle of Arran. The dinghy was later recovered by the owner; it had gone adrift during the night.
3.44pm -- Clyde Coastguard received a call from the sailing vessel Camelin II with two persons onboard requesting assistance as they had suffered engine failure and required a tow to Dunstaffnage. They were just off the southeast end of Lismore. Oban RNLI all-weather lifeboat was tasked. The yacht Lyra was also tasked and took the vessel under tow until Oban lifeboat arrived on scene.
4.13pm -- A diver showing symptoms of decompression sickness was taken from Crinan to the Lorne and Isles Hospital, Oban by the Prestwick helicopter Rescue 177. The diver was subsequently transferred to the Dunstaffnage hyperbaric unit for treatment.
5.28pm -- Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to a report of a male in the water at south pier, Ayr. The male was found safe and well and taken into custody by police.
5.36pm -- Clyde Coastguard received a call reporting two children on lilos heading out into the channel just off Battery Park, Greenock. Greenock Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked and the MV Island Princess ferry stood by until the children made it safely ashore.
6.23pm -- Helensburgh Coastguard Rescue Team and Helensburgh Inshore Lifeboat were tasked to reports of a small dinghy with two children aboard drifting offshore at Ardmore. The occupants of the vessel were taken ashore by the Lifeboat crew.
6.38pm -- The sailing vessel Watchful of Hamble with two persons on board grounded at the mouth of the River Leven. Helensburgh lifeboat was requested and the Coastguard Rescue Team was despatched from Helensburgh. The vessel refloated and proceeded to Sandpoint Marina.
7.24pm -- As a result of a road traffic accident on the A770 Cloch Road, Gourock a car containing two persons landed on the beach at Cloch Point. The Coastguard Rescue Team from Greenock, alongwith other emergency services, was despatched and confirmed that one person had been taken to hospital.
8.32pm -- A 999 call was received reporting a boat with four persons on board sinking off Pirnmill, Arran. Lifeboats from Tighnabruaich and Campbeltown were requested; a helicopter was also requested. The Prestwick helicopter was first to arrive on scene and confirmed that, although the vessel was taking water, it was in no imminent danger of sinking. The vessel was towed to Pirnmill by Tighnabruaich lifeboat and was met by the Arran Coastguard Rescue Team.
10.34pm -- The Arran Coastguard Rescue Team manned the Brodick landing site to facilitate the transfer of a patient to Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock by the air Ambulance helicopter.