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Vessels of all kinds responded to an emergency alert in North Uist yesterday afternoon (Saturday 21 May) when a yacht reported she was snagged on a buoy and unable to progress.

The yacht, with two people aboard, called for coastguard assistance at 3pm on Saturday after she became entangled in the buoy in Loch Eport, North Uist.

Coastguard issued a call for assistance which was picked up by numerous vessels active locally, including the Northern Lighthouse supply vessel Pharos, but the yacht’s crew were able to disentangle her before any help had reached them.