A lone fisherman got into trouble on Saturday morning (June 29th) when his boat ran aground while he was trying to clear a fouled propeller.

The small fishing vessel Ceol na Mara was off Loch Garenin in Carloway when the propeller became fouled and the vessel drifted while he was attempting a repair.

After running aground, he began to take on water and called Stornoway Coastguard operations centre at 10.36am.

The Coastguard scrambled Leverburgh RNLI lifeboat and at the same time issued a ‘pan pan’ emergency call to local vessels, which led the fishing vessel Ebony May to respond and head for the casualty.

Ebony May took the vessel under tow to Carloway pier.

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Breasclete and Miavaig were also tasked and headed for Carloway, where they were on hand to assist as the casualty was brought to safety.

Leverburgh RNLI crew were stood down and all teams had concluded their work by 2.33pm.