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Largs lifeboat assists yacht in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Largs lifeboat was launched on Sunday evening the 10th of April at 7.21pm to a 27ft yacht with a lady and gentleman on board.

The Yacht was located in the small stretch of water between Great and Little Cumbrae sometimes referred to as the ‘Tan’.

The yacht had suffered engine failure thought to be due to poor quality fuel; in view of strong easterly winds the crew were unable to hoist the sails.

The volunteer lifeboat crew of four soon arrived on scene and took the yacht in tow back to Largs Yacht Haven where she was safely berthed.

The lifeboat returned to station around 10.00pm re-fuelled and made ready for her next service.

Media contacts

Alasdair Woods, Largs volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07860 632524, email alasdair.woods@btconnect.com 

Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 07786 668903, email richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

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