Largs and Troon lifeboats called to a beached converted fishing boat
At 2.00am on Monday 8th of April Largs and Troon lifeboats were called to the aid of a 70foot long converted fishing boat.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.