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Disabled trawler towed to Blyth
The 'Grianan Oir' (106 gt, built 2001) sufferd a steering failure on Oct 19, 2019, at 1.45 p.m. After unsuccessful attempts to tow the vessel, the 'Harvest Dawn' finally managed to pull the ship to Blyth where it was berthed at the Commissioner's Quay on Oct 20 at 4 a.m.
Ran aground off Rubha Bhruairnis
Fishing (general) Grianan Oir (106 gt, built 2001), with seven people on board, ran aground off Rubha Bhruairnis, easterly Point of Barra Island in position lat 56 58 42.0N, long 007 22 36.0W, at 1629 hrs, UTC, today. A Barra Alb was launched to re-float the vessel. A Barra lifeboat safely towed Grianan Oir off the reef and escorted the vessel as it made its way into the North Bay, Barra.
Trawler towed to Anstruther
The RNLI went to the aid of ''Grianan Oir'' after she had become tangled in line six miles off shore during severe weather on Oct 8, 2018. The lifeboat towed the boat back to Anstruther harbour in the early hours of the morning. There were five crew on board but no-one was hurt and the vessel was undamaged. They had called for help six miles east of Fife Ness just before 10 p.m. It took the RNLI an hour battling through the stormy sea to reach the boat. The lifeboat crew set up a tow, and the boats made the slow and challenging sail back to the shelter of Anstruther Harbour. Both ships arrived back in Anstruther shortly after 04:00 a.m. on Oct 9.Upload News