ARRAN RNLI’s crew had a late-night rescue to assist a stricken fishing vessel.

At 10.40pm on Monday, December 4, Arran RNLI’s inshore lifeboat crew had to respond quickly as the pagers sounded to a fishing vessel in distress.

The Arran RNLI crew assembled and launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick, making best speed to the fishing vessel which had fouled its prop on a loose creel line that had been floating in the Clyde.

The Arran RNLI crew placed a crew member aboard the fishing vessel to establish a tow and ensure they could safely bring the fishing vessel to Lamlash.

On their arrival in Lamlash some good fortune was to be had as, thanks to tidal conditions, the fishing vessel could be easily secured to the Lamlash Pier.