Troon RNLI lifeboat launches following collision

Lifeboats News Release

At 3.55am on Wednesday 29 May 2019, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat following a collision between two vessels approximately 5 nautical miles south west of Troon.

Troon Trent class all-weather lifeboat 'RNLB Jim Moffat' escorting the fishing vessel back to Troon

RNLI/Andrew Limond

Troon Trent class all-weather lifeboat 'RNLB Jim Moffat' escorting the fishing vessel back to Troon
The volunteer crew assembled and the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was launched shortly after. Marine Protection Vessel Minna was at sea and also attended. Officers from Police Scotland and Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to the incident.

With no injuries reported, the 17m fishing vessel with 6 crew onboard, had sustained damage to its bow and was making its way back to Troon so the all-weather lifeboat escorted this vessel back to the harbour. The other vessel remained at anchor and the Marine Protection Vessel assisted this vessel.

Once within the harbour, the fishing vessel was secured alongside with the assistance of the Ayr Coastguard Team.
At 5.20am, the lifeboat 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

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

Troon Trent class all-weather lifeboat 'RNLB Jim Moffat' returning to berth


Troon all-weather lifeboat returning to berth

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