Largs lifeboat volunteers respond to Pan Pan call.

Lifeboats News Release

In Strong Westerly winds Largs lifeboat volunteers launched to the aid of a 40' yacht

RNLI/Alasdair Woods

Largs Lifeboat
On Sunday 18/08/2019 at 10.53 am. Largs volunteer lifeboat crew launched in response to a UK Coastguard request stating a 40' yacht with 6 persons on board had broadcast a Pan Pan call, loss of steering was the reason for the call.
As the lifeboat launched Westerly winds force 6 with rough seas' and a moderate swell was experienced.
Soon after taking to the water, at 11.20 am.the lifeboat crew arrived on scene East of Rothesay Isle of Bute.
A member of the lifeboat crew boarded the yacht to establish the well being of 6 persons on board and assist in making fast a tow line.
Due to the size and weight of the vessel UK Coastguard also requested the assistance of the Troon all weather lifeboat, however , she was stood down shortly after launching.
The yacht was taken in tow to Rothesay Harbour, during the voyage, the lifeboat crew member on board the yacht managed to connect the emergency steering device.
Once the yacht and her crew were safely delivered to Rothesay Harbour the lifeboat returned to station and was ready for further service by at 1.30 pm.

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