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Small Norwegian Coaster Drifting off Mull of Kintyre

21st October 2009
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Small Norwegian Coaster Drifting off Mull of Kintyre

A small Norwegian coaster is drifting in the Mull of Kintyre after losing engine power earlier this evening.The skipper of the small cargo vessel ‘Fame’, called Clyde Coastguard on channel 16 at 7:20pm requesting towage. The vessel had four people aboard and was 2.5 miles south west of the Mull of Kintyre.

Clyde Coastguard requested the launch of the Campbeltown and Portrush all weather ~RNLI lifeboats to the scene and are issuing warnings to shipping in the area.Clyde Watch Manager, Clyde Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, said: “The cargo vessel is currently drifting along the coast as a result of the weather conditions on scene and not drifting inshore into danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and the lifeboats will be on scene shortly to assist the vessel.”


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