Troon lifeboat assists yacht with machinery failure

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.52pm on Monday 10 June 2019, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Troon lifeboat after a yacht reported machinery failure near to Lady Isle, 2 miles south west of Troon.

Troon RNLI lifeboat launching on service

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Troon lifeboat launching on service

The Trent class RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘RNLB Jim Moffat’ was launched shortly after. Marine Protection Vessel ‘Minna’ was also nearby and assisted. Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to the incident.

Shortly after launching, the lifeboat approached the yacht with 3 persons on board. The crew onboard had managed to restart their engine so the lifeboat escorted the yacht back to Troon Yacht Haven where it was met by the Coastguard Team.

The lifeboat then returned to the berth 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 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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