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Troon inshore lifeboat launches to vessel in Barassie Bay

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.53pm on Sunday 25 June 2017, Troon lifeboat crew were alerted by Belfast Coastguard to assist a 26ft vessel in Barassie Bay.

The casualty vessel under tow to Troon by the inshore lifeboat

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The casualty vessel under tow to Troon

The volunteer crew assembled at the lifeboat station and launched the D Class inshore lifeboat Telford Shopping Centre to assist. On exiting the harbour the casualty vessel was observed by the crew and the inshore lifeboat was soon alongside.

The vessel, with one person on board, was soon under tow and heading back to Troon where it was berthed in the marina by the crew.

The inshore lifeboat the returned to station where it was made Ready for Service with the assistance of the shore crew.

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Or Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 orrichard_smith@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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