Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station

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Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station
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Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station
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Tighnabruaich
General information
Type RNLI Lifeboat Station
Location Tighnabruaich, Argyll, PA21 2EG, Scotland, UK
Country Scotland, UK
Coordinates 55°54′24″N5°13′57″W / 55.90667°N 5.23250°W / 55.90667; -5.23250 Coordinates: 55°54′24″N5°13′57″W / 55.90667°N 5.23250°W / 55.90667; -5.23250
Opened 1967
Owner Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station is located in the Kyles of Bute. It has been in use for nearly 40 years. The inshore lifeboat carries out rescues mainly to leisure craft. [1] The station is the base for Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) search and rescue operations at Tighnabruaich, Argyll, United Kingdom. It operates an Atlantic 85 inshore Lifeboat (ILB).

Kyles of Bute

The Kyles of Bute form a narrow sea channel that separates the northern end of the Isle of Bute from the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, on the Scottish mainland. The surrounding hillsides are roughly wooded, and overlooked by rocky tops and areas of moorland.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution Maritime rescue organisation in the UK, Ireland, Channel Island and Isle of Man

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on some inland waterways. There are numerous other lifeboat services operating in the same area.

Tighnabruaich village in United Kingdom

Tighnabruaich; is a village on the Cowal peninsula, on the western arm of the Kyles of Bute in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. In 2011 the population was 660. It is west of Glasgow and north of the Isle of Arran. The road to Ormidale was built in the late 1960s, and until then the village was more reliant on the sea for the transport of passengers and freight.

Fleet

Dates in serviceClassOp. No.Name
1967–1979 D-class (RFD PB16) D-134unnamed
1979–1987 D-class (Zodiac III) D-235unnamed
1987–1994 D-class (EA16) D-345unnamed
1994–1996 C-class C-
1996–1998 Atlantic 21-class B-549Blenwatch
1998–present Atlantic 75-class B-743Alex & Maime Preston

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