Rescue Update

Yacht Maggie May was successfully floated off around 11pm last night. An eventful evening was concluded at dark with the Portree Lifeboat securing the yacht to our pontoon, lifting the anchors used to stabilise the grounded yacht. It started around 3.50pm when the yacht took the direct route into the North West pool. We attended with MV Rona but were unsuccessful. However it ended well.

Stuck Fast

Stuck Fast

Approaching The Salvage

Approaching The Salvage

Trying a Tow

Trying a Tow

Nearly There

Nearly There

Try Again

Try Again

Off The Top Of The Mast

Off The Top Of The Mast

More Help Arrives

More Help Arrives

At that point it was obvious it was futile, so we awaited the high tide. On looking at the times and with the onshore breeze it was decided the Lifeboat should attend and that turned out a wise decision as a good wind got up as the high tide approached.

Portree Lifeboat Arrive

Portree Lifeboat Arrive

Hamish and Donnie assessed the situation and decided to stand to until just before the high tide, so a quick visit to Rona Lodge and a cup of tea later it was back to the lifeboat.

Dodging the Yachts

Dodging the Yachts

Very quickly the situation was under control and the lifeboat tidied up and was on its way.

Floating.

Floating.

The Yacht is on the pontoon, it is still a foul morning and it is still floating. We await the crews visit to the Lodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Bill Cowie

I've been living on the island since April 2002, alone for the first 5 years, my partner L joined me in 2007. We manage the Island for a Danish family who bought the Island in the early 90's. Their hopes for the Island are to make it self sufficient supporting its inhabitants and that is where we come in. We look after the stock, 3 holiday cottages, machinery, boat and of course the visitors. It is pretty challenging but it is a beautiful place to live and work, we love it and strangely enough we love it even more in the depths of winter when all is quiet apart from the gales and rain. We do a bit of fishing, stock work, stalking deer and loads of other stuff. We have good support from lots of people whom we have met over the years and have become involved in the Island. Too many to mention here but keep an eye on the blog, they'll be there for sure in the future.
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