Troon RNLI lifeboat launches to yacht with steering problems

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.55 on Sunday 18 August 2019, Troon lifeboat crew were paged by Belfast Coastguard after reports of a 41ft yacht with steering problems near Rothesay.

Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat

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Troon RNLI lifeboat
Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat and Largs RNLI inshore lifeboat R A Wilson were both tasked and made their way to the scene along with Rothesay Coastguard Rescue Team.

While on route, it was confirmed by Belfast Coastguard that Largs lifeboat had located the yacht between Bogany point and Toward point and were escorting it into Rothesay harbour where it would be met by the Coastguard team.

With the yacht being assisted by Largs lifeboat, the crew returned to Troon where the lifeboat was 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 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, martin_macnamara@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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