Troon RNLI launch to assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.19pm on Saturday 7 July 2018, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Troon all-weather lifeboat after reports of a yacht with machinery problems 8 miles west of Troon.

Within Troon harbour, Troon all-weather Trent class lifeboat escorting the yacht


Troon all-weather lifeboat 'RNLB Jim Moffat' escorting the yacht
The crew attended at the lifeboat station and launched the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat to assist. Also tasked was the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team.

The all-weather lifeboat was quickly on scene and after speaking to the crew on board the yacht it was established that they had made a temporary repair to their engine. With no tow required, the all-weather lifeboat was able to escort the yacht back to Troon harbour.

The lifeboat and yacht were soon within Troon harbour without further incident. As the yacht entered the marina, the all-weather lifeboat was able to return to the berth where the lifeboat 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.

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