The UK Coastguard requested the lifeboat be launched at 19:29 hrs on Saturday for a person in the water off Shore Road, Kilcreggan. The lifeboat launch 19:35 hrs reaching the search area at 19:43 hrs. A search was conducted in the area of Meikleross Bay with two MoD police vessels and a helicopter with Coastguard Rescue teams searching the shoreline. Nothing was found. The lifeboat was released at 21:03 hrs, returning to station and reporting ready for service at again 21:40 hrs.
At the request of Police Scotland the lifeboat launched at 22:24 hrs to assist in a search for two people who were reportedly stranded on a rock having been cut off by the tide; they were unaware of their location! Also involved in the search were the RNLI Largs and Tighnabruaich lifeboats together with Coastguard Rescue Teams and Helicopter in addition to Police Officers and Helicopter.
While the search was ongoing the Police managed to trace the lost persons' car in the Colintraive area and shortly after the lost people themselves; they were brought ashore safely by the Police.
The lifeboat was back on station at 23:25 hrs.
The lifeboat launched at 11:27 hrs to assist Police and HM Coastguard with the recovery of a body found on the beach at Kilcreggan.
At 15:00 hrs the lifeboat launched in response to a request from the UK Coastguard to assist a power boat with engine failure just West of Helensburgh pier. Information received suggested that there were two persons on board and that one was in the water and trying to get back aboard the vessel. When the lifeboat got to the scene, the boat was high and dry on the beach; Coastguard and Police were in attendance. As there was nothing the lifeboat crew could do to assist, the lifeboat returned to station.
(Information received later in the day advised that the vessel was towed off the shore and back to Greenock).
Launch cancelled at 22:22 hrs.
Helensburgh Lifeboat launched at 10:00 hrs in response to a request from the UK Coastguard to assist in a search for a missing person believed to be in the water in the vicinity of Newark Castle. Police and Coastguard rescue teams were also involved in the search. The Lifeboat was stood down at 10:08 hrs when a body was discovered and recovered by a Police launch. The Lifeboat returned to station and was reported ready for service again at 10:30 hrs.
On Monday at 12:53 hrs Helensburgh Lifeboat launched at the request of the UK Coastguard to give assistance to a fishing vessel in distress. It had fouled its propeller and was drifting without a means of propulsion in the vicinity of Dunoon. Not only were the crew of 3 at risk but it was close to the established ferry routes. There were no other craft able to offer assistance. The Lifeboat made contact with the fishing vessel and at 13:30 hrs took it in tow. It was towed to Gourock where it was safely secured at 14:55 hrs. The Lifeboat then returned to station where it was recovered and refuelled ready for the next call-out.
Launch cancelled at 19:49 hrs.
The lifeboat launched at 20:02 hrs to assist Police and Coastguard Mobile Units search for a missing female in the Coronation Park area of Port Glasgow. At 20:13 hrs the lifeboat was asked to stand down as the female had been found safe and well.