Troon lifeboat tows 27ft vessel with machinery problems
At 2.15pm on Tuesday 30 May 2017, Troon all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard to a 27-foot vessel with 2 persons on board with machinery problems.
The volunteer crew assembled at the lifeboat station and the Trent class lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was launched to assist.
Shortly after launch the lifeboat crew observed the casualty vessel, which was in a position 5 nautical miles south of Troon, and were quickly alongside.
The casualty vessel was then taken under tow back to Troon marina where it was berthed alongside with the assistance of the Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team and marina staff.
With the vessel and crew safely in the marina, the lifeboat returned to station where it was made ready for service.
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