THE Arran RNLI crew launched into darkness as the pagers sounded late into Monday evening.

At 10.29pm on August 12, Arran RNLI’s volunteer inshore crew was called to the aid of a small vessel suffering engine difficulty near Brodick Bay.

The crew assembled and launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick to come to the assistance of the vessel which had suffered dual engine failure and was adrift near Brodick Bay.

Once arriving on scene the Arran RNLI crew towed the vessel towards a mooring within Brodick Bay.

Arran RNLI trainee helm Brian Donlin said: “We’re just happy that we could locate their vessel quickly and return them dry land safely.”