First call out of 2017 for Troon Lifeboat
At 2.00 on Wednesday 4 January 2017, the pagers of the lifeboat crew were activated by Belfast Coastguard for the first call out of the year after a 26ft motor vessel with 2 persons on board reported engine problems 1 mile from Troon harbour.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.