Largs and Troon lifeboats called to a beached converted fishing boat

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At 2.00am on Monday 8th of April Largs and Troon lifeboats were called to the aid of a 70foot long converted fishing boat.

RNLI/Alasdair Woods

Largs Lifeboat
A 70 foot converted fishing boat with 6 persons on board, had, in strong winds with 50 Knot gusts broken away from her mooring in Millport Bay Isle of Cumbrae.
Due to the close proximity of the casualty Largs lifeboat was first on scene at which time the lifeboat crew found the boat broadside to the beach, in view of the length and weight of the beached vessel Troon lifeboat, being a bigger all weather lifeboat was also tasked to the scene.
Fortunately the tide was rising as a tow rope from the Largs lifeboat was made fast, with the assistance of the rising tide the boat gradually began to float and was successfully pulled off and returned to her mooring.
Almost two hours later as all was well, with no injuries and no known damage both lifeboats returned to their respective stations to be made ready for their next service.

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