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Troon and Largs lifeboats assist fishing vessel with fouled propeller

Lifeboats News Release

At 9.04am on Saturday 16 June 2018, the volunteer crew of Troon lifeboat were paged by Belfast Coastguard to assist Largs lifeboat crew after a 10m fishing vessel with two persons on board reported it had a fouled propeller near to Little Cumbrae.

From inside the wheelhouse of Troon all-weather lifeboat, Largs inshore lifeboat with the casualty vessel under tow

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Troon all-weather lifeboat appraoching Largs lifeboat and the casualty vessel

The Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was soon underway and after a short passage observed Largs lifeboat, Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat R A Wilson and the casualty vessel.


The tow was transferred to the all-weather lifeboat and the casualty vessel was taken under tow towards Fairlie Quay Marina. As the all-weather lifeboat approached the marina, the casualty was transferred back to Largs inshore lifeboat who berthed the casualty vessel in the marina with the assistance of the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team.

With the casualty vessel alongside, the lifeboats were able to stand down and return to their respective stations.

About 11.45am, Troon all-weather lifeboat arrived back at station, where the lifeboat it was refuelled and made 'Ready for Service' with the assistance of the shore crew.

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.


From the aft deck of Troon lifeboat the 10m Fishing vessel under tow

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The casualty vessel under tow towards Fairlie

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