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Troon lifeboat assists fishing vessel without power

Lifeboats News Release

About 11.00am on Wednesday 1 March 2017, the pagers of Troon lifeboat crew were activated by Belfast Coastguard.

It was reported that a fishing vessel with three persons on board was reported to be without power two miles west of Troon harbour entrance.

The volunteer crew attended at the station and the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was launched to assist.

After a few minutes the lifeboat was alongside the 17m fishing vessel and a tow line passed by the lifeboat crew.

With the tow secured, the lifeboat returned to Troon harbour where the fishing vessel was secured alongside the Wee Hurrie Quay with the assistance of the Ayr coastguard rescue team and harbour staff.

The lifeboat the returned to the berth where it was made ‘ready for service’ with assistance of the shore crew.

RNLI media contacts: Andrew Limond, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Troon Lifeboat Station, 01292314414 or email lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Or Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_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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