Two callouts for Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat
At 8.17pm on Tuesday 23 July 2019, the volunteer crew of Troon all weather lifeboat were requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard after reports of a 16ft vessel with three persons on board that had suffered machinery problems near Ardrossan.
The crew attended at the lifeboat station launching the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat which was soon heading towards Ardrossan to assist. Once the casualty vessel was located the lifeboat crew established a tow to Clyde Marina Ardrossan where the casualty vessel was secured alongside with the assistance of the Ardrossan Coastguard Team
With the casualty vessel with the Coastguard team, the lifeboat returned to station and as it was being made ‘ready for service’ the lifeboat crew were made aware of a second callout.
The all-weather lifeboat was then requested by Belfast Coastguard to launch to another broken down boat with one person on board this time near to Lady Isle, a few miles west of Troon harbour.
The lifeboat was quickly launched and the casualty vessel was soon sighted. A tow was established and the vessel was taken in tow to Troon Yacht Haven where it was met by the Ardrossan Coastguard Team.
With the vessel secure in the marina, and no further taskings, the lifeboat returned to station where it 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, email@example.com
Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, firstname.lastname@example.org
RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.