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  • Writer's pictureLoch Lomond Rescue Boat

Balmaha Break Down

  • Date of Shout 23/08/2021

  • Time of Shout 16:43

  • Location of Shout Middle of channel between Inchcailloch and Balmaha

  • Shout Details Paged by Police Scotland due to a broken down large motor cruiser reported as being without engine between Inchcailloch and Balmaha. Police Scotland provided LLRB with the telephone number of the owner of the boat. LLRB contacted the owner and established the location of the boat, that the 4 adults and 3 children onboard were safe and well, life jackets were onboard and that the boat had its anchor down in the middle of the channel. LLRB located the boat and established that a drive belt had failed and the engine had overheated, suspected due to the non-driven water pump. A tow line was secured and the boat towed back to its berth in the River Leven. LLRB stood down at 1820

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