Troon RNLI launch to assist yacht
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.
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.
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