Troon lifeboat launches to yacht with machinery problems
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.
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 email@example.com
Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, email@example.com
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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