Troon RNLI lifeboats assists vessel with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.25pm on Tuesday 16 April 2019, Troon all-weather and inshore lifeboats were requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard to assist a 14ft vessel with 1 person on board with engine failure near Irvine.

Troon inshore lifeboat towing the casualty vessel


Troon inshore lifeboat towing the casualty vessel
Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat and D class inshore lifeboat Sheena were soon launched to assist.
The all-weather lifeboat soon arrived on scene followed by the inshore lifeboat.

The crew of the inshore lifeboat established a tow and the casualty vessel was taken into Irvine where the vessel was secured alongside with the assistance of Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team.

With the vessel secure, the lifeboats returned to station where they were made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

RNLI media contacts:

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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