Saturday Night Launch for Largs lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.45 pm. Largs lifeboat launched to the assistance of a small motor cruiser with mechanical failure and 5 persons on board.

Lifeboat at Speed

RNLI/Alasdair Woods

Largs Lifeboat
The small 33 foot motor cruiser was reported to be in the Kyles of Bute where the lifeboat located the casualty.
Members of the lifeboat crew boarded the vessel in order to identify the engine fault, after examination and attempts to start the engine failed it was decided to put the vessel on a nearby safe mooring.
The 5 occupants were then transferred to Tighnabruaich where they were handed over to the safe hands of the local Coastguard Rescue Team.
The lifeboat R A Wilson returned to Largs to be prepared for her next service.

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