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Small cabin cruiser assisted by Largs crew

Lifeboats News Release

Largs lifeboat was launched on Saturday 28 May at 10.10p.m. to a small cabin cruiser, Bayliner Type, with three persons on board.

They had reported to Belfast Coastguard, a mechanical failure of some kind, possible battery problem which left them drifting somewhere north of Wemyss Bay.

Belfast Coastguard immediately requested Largs RNLI to launch to the assistance of the casualty.

The volunteer lifeboat crew was soon able to locate the cruiser which was taken in tow to nearby Inverkip Marina where she was safely moored.

Thereafter, the lifeboat returned to station and was prepared for her next service.

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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