Clyde Coastguard Daily Report for Monday 28 May 2012
A CANOEIST in difficulties off Gourock was among calls dealt with by Clyde Coastguard.
10.36am -- Clyde Coastguard received a call from the motor vessel Inishowenair II with two persons onboard reporting engine problems off Crinan. Clyde Coastguard maintained communications with the vessel until it safely made Crinan
5.37pm -- Clyde Coastguard received a 999 call reporting a small inflatable dinghy being blown off shore from Ardrossan South Beach with two children onboard. Clyde Coastguard immediately scrambled a helicopter and tasked a lifeboat as during the call the dinghy capsized and the two children were reported in the water. Coastguard Units from Andresen were tasked to attend. Before units arrived on scene the first informant informed Clyde Coastguard that the two children had managed to scramble ashore. Units stood down however, Ardrossan Coastguard still proceeded to ascertain the safety of the two children but were unable to locate them. It is believed that they left the beach as soon as they got ashore.
7.50pm -- Greenock Coastguard Rescue Team and Defence Police vessel Millennium were tasked to a small open canoe in difficulties off Kempock Point, Gourock. The Millennium stood by the vessel until it made shore where it was met by the Greenock Coastguard Rescue Team; the one occupant of the vessel was unhurt.