Late call for Largs lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Largs lifeboat R A Wilson and her volunteer crew called out in the early hours of Sunday morning

At forty minutes after midnight Saturday, on the morning of Sunday 15/04/2018 Largs volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked to a yacht with engine failure in a location called Lunderston Bay close to Gourock.

It was understood by the crew that earlier in the day this same yacht had
grounded.

In view of the situation it was decided to attach a tow rope and the yacht taken in tow to nearby Inverkip marina where she was safely berthed.

Coastguard rescue teams from Greenock and Largs were also on scene as they had been earlier in the day at which time it seems, the yacht had gone aground.

The lifeboat returned to Largs at 2.30 am to be made ready for her next service.

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