The 40 meter long fishing vessel Ronja Skye became disabled off Eilean Musdile Lighthouse near Oban, Scotland. The Ronja Skye had a fire break out in the vessel’s engine room. The crew was able to extinguish the blaze, but the fire disabled the main engine. Adrift, the Ronja Skye requested assistance. The RNLI lifeboat from Oban and the ro-ro ferry Isle of Mull responded. The lifeboat arrived on scene and attached a towline to the Ronja Skye. The ferry stood by while the lifeboat towed the Ronja Skye to a nearby anchorage where the fishing vessel could conduct repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 65 meter long, 1260 dwt cargo vessel CEG Universe ran aground on Kyle Rhea near Glenelg, Scotland. The CEG Universe was loaded with a cargo of salt bound for Gairloch when it suffered rudder failure and struck bottom. The vessel requested assistance with RNLI lifeboats from Kyle of Lochalsh and Mallaig responding. Both lifeboats aided in keeping the CEG Universe in position until a tugboat from Kyle arrived. The tug and lifeboats towed the CEG Universe to the harbour in Kyle. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On February 18, the 129 meter long cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways ran aground off Ardnamurchan Point, Scotland. The Lysblink Seaways was en route to Skogn from Belfast with paper waste when it ran into difficults and went aground on the rocky shoreline.