Troon RNLI lifeboat launches to assist fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

At 8.50pm on Tuesday 2 April 2019, Troon all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard to assist a fishing vessel with a fouled propeller.

Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat launches on service


Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat launches on service

The crew onboard the fishing vessel had notified the Coastguard that they required assistance in a position approximately 9 miles north west of Troon.

The volunteer lifeboat crew attended at the lifeboat station and the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was soon underway to assist.

Arriving on scene, the lifeboat crew established a tow and the casualty vessel with 2 crew members on board was taken in tow back to Troon.

Shortly after midnight, the fishing vessel was secured alongside within Troon harbour with the assistance of Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team and the lifeboat returned to station where it was made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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Andrew Limond, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Troon Lifeboat Station, 01292 314414

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639,

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929,

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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