Troon lifeboats launch to yachts with machinery problems

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.34pm on Sunday 13 May 2018, Troon lifeboat crew were paged by Belfast Coastguard to assist two yachts with engine problems near to Ardrossan.

A view from the inshore lifeboat of the all-weather lifeboat as they both make their way to Ardrossan


Troon all-weather and inshore lifeboats heading towards the yachts off Ardrossan
The Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat and D Class inshore lifeboat Sheena were quickly launched making their way towards Ardrossan.

Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team​ were also tasked and were able to keep the yachts under observation until the arrival of the lifeboats.

Once on-scene, the all-weather and inshore lifeboats approached the yachts and it was established that both vessels had managed to fix the problems on board. Both yachts were then able to enter Clyde Marina under their own power escorted by the lifeboats where they were met by the Coastguard team.

With the yachts safely alongside in the marina, the lifeboat were able to return to station where at 8.30pm they were made ‘Ready for Service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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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