Largs RNLI assist speedboat with electrical fault

Lifeboats News Release

Largs volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted to attend a 17foot speedboat with two persons on board said to be drifting off Wemyss Bay on 9 June.

The electrical system within the speedboat had failed and could not be repaired at sea.

The boat and her crew were therefore taken in tow to Inverkip Marina where she was berthed for further investigation.

The lifeboat returned to station.

Media contacts: Alasdair Woods, Largs volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07860 632524, email  Richard Smith, media relations manager for Scotland, 07786 668903, email 

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