Girvan Lifeboat launches to sighting of distress flare

Lifeboats News Release

Lifeboat launched to red distress flare

At 12:10pm on Sunday 24th March Girvan lifeboat was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard after reports of a red flare sighting off Dunure.

Belfast Coastguard were notified by a member of the public, who contacted the coastguard after they observed what they believed to be a red flare.

Girvan's All-weather lifeboat "Elizabeth and Gertrude Allan" was underway at full speed towards Dunure harbour in testing conditions with the wind blowing Force 5-6 gusting F7 at times with large swells to search the area. Meanwhile the Girvan/Ayr Coastguard team searched the shore around Dunure.

After carrying out a search of the area, with no further reports and nothing untoward found, both teams were stood down by Belfast Coastguard.

Girvan lifeboat returned to Girvan where she was refuelled, cleaned and made ready for the next callout

Girvan lifeboat sitting off Dunure

RNLI/Girvan Lifeboat

Girvan Lifeboat Sitting off the coastal town of Dunure

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