Friday, October 18, 2019
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A vehicle was left stranded on the Glenelg ferry when the vessel went aground yesterday (Tuesday 2 October.)

The popular ferry, Glenachulish, ran aground in the Kylerhea narrows as the vehicles were being offloaded. 

Attempts by Kyle Lifeboat and two working vessels to tow the ferry free proved unsuccessful.  

Mallaig and Kyle lifeboats eventually managed to free the ferry after the tide had risen.  The vessel was refloated without visible damage.

Speaking of the incident, a Kyle lifeboat spokesman said: "The Kylerhea narrows is a fast flowing stretch of water, which has fierce currents running through it at 8 knots. Even the most experienced skipper can fall foul of these changing currents, and the crew on board the ‘Glenachulish’ were well prepared, extremely professional and did the right thing in calling for assistance when they ran aground."

 

Images from Kyle RNLI. 

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