Troon lifeboat launches to yacht with machinery problems

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.43pm on Saturday 28 April 2018, Troon lifeboat crew were paged by Belfast Coastguard to a 38ft yacht with machinery problems near to Irvine Harbour.

Troon trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat returning back to into Troon harbour

RNLI/Twitter @lizc177

Troon all-weather lifeboat returning back to the harbour
The Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was quickly launched by the volunteer crew and was soon alongside the casualty vessel.

On speaking to the yachts crew it was established that they had successfully managed to fix the machinery problem and the yacht was now able to proceed under its own power to Troon.

With this information, the all-weather lifeboat escorted the yacht to Troon Yacht Haven where the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team were waiting to assist.

With the yacht safely alongside in the marina, the lifeboat was able to return to station where it was made ‘Ready for Service.

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639,

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Thanks to @Lizc177 for the image of the all-weather lifeboat returning to Troon.

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