Troon inshore lifeboat launches to yacht with machinery problems
At 6.29pm on Wednesday 6 June 2018, the volunteer crew of Troon inshore lifeboat were requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard after reports of a 34ft yacht with one person on board that had suffered machinery failure outside the entrance to Troon harbour.
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