Troon inshore lifeboat launches to broken down boat near Saltcoats

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.02pm on Saturday 27 July 2019, Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard to assist a 13ft vessel with 2 persons on board that had suffered engine problems near to Saltcoats.

Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat heads to the scene


Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat heads to the scene

The volunteer crew assembled and D class inshore lifeboat Sheena was soon launched to assist. The crew soon located the casualty vessel before establishing a tow to Stevenston Point where the vessel was recovered with the assistance of the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team.

With the vessel and occupants safely ashore, the lifeboat returned to Troon where the lifeboat was recovered and 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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