Troon and Arran lifeboat crews escort yacht after Pan Pan radio call
At 9.57pm on Tuesday 18th July 2017, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of the all-weather lifeboat to assist Arran lifeboat on a callout near Pladda to the south of Arran.
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