Local News for Monday 18th June 2018
German yacht towed to port
Stornoway Lifeboat crew were out late last night after a call to the Coastguard at 8.40am from a German yacht in difficulties at Cellar Head, north of Tolsta. The sail training vessel Seeadler, with seven people aboard, had taken sails down due to rough weather on their passage from Iceland back to Germany, and then had engine problems, which left them at the mercy of gusty winds with up to gale force 8 expected. The RNLI lifeboat crew launched from Stornoway and took the yacht in tow, bringing her into Stornoway around midnight, when a Coastguard volunteer crew helped them to berth. All were safe and well on board.