Loch Ness Lifeboat

Yacht on rocks

Volunteer crew from Loch Ness RNLI responded to a report of a yacht on rocks on the northern shore of Loch Ness. A member of the public near Foyers Power Station spotted the yacht and immediately informed HM Coastguard watch team in Aberdeen.

RNLI Loch Ness volunteer crew members Sandra Delday, Joy Cameron and Stuart Latham launched the Atlantic 75 lifeboat, Thelma Glossop and immediately made for the location 4.5 miles south of Urquhart Castle. On arrival crew members Joy Cameron and Sandra Delday boarded the vessel to check to see if anyone was on board. The vessel was empty and, after a thorough check, it was established that it was still watertight so it was taken under tow to a mooring in Foyers Bay.

Ewan Cameron, Loch Ness RNLI Operations Manager says: 'We applaud the member of the public who reported the incident, a decision that could be critical in saving lives. Thankfully on this occasion, no one was injured or in distress and our volunteers were able to recover the yacht to prevent any environmental damage or further alarm.'

Members of the public are encouraged to report incidents or sightings that cause concern and the emergency services call takers will deploy appropriate resources as required.