Lifeboat launched to drifting vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Girvan Lifeboat called to powerless cruiser

13-23 Girvan's Shannon class all-weather lifeboat 'Elizabeth and Gertrude Allan '

RNLI/Girvan Lifeboat

Girvan Lifeboat

At 13:58 Thursday 13 August Belfast Coastguard paged the crew to launch the all-weather lifeboat after they were alerted to a small cruiser having lost all power and drifting some 7 miles NW of Turnberry point.

Our volunteer crew assembled at the station and some 8 minutes after the launch request Girvan's Shannon class all-weather lifeboat 'RNLB Elizabeth and Gertrude Allan' was leaving the harbour and headed out into a rather blusterly North Westerly breeze.

Arriving on scene, and the situation assessed, the small cruiser was taken under tow and brought back to the safety of Girvan harbour where it was met by Girvan Coastguard Rescue Team and allow the owners to arrange the necessary repairs.

Girvan lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and disinfected ready for the next callout

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