Troon RNLI lifeboats launch to reports of a fire on board a vessel

Lifeboats News Release

At 8.36pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020, Troon lifeboat crew were paged to Belfast Coastguard to a vessel with a fire on board outside Troon harbour.

Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat launches on service

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Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat launches on service

The volunteer crew attended at the station and RNLI Trent class all-weather RNLB Jim Moffat alongside D class inshore lifeboat Sheena were quickly launched to the scene.

With the casualty vessel just outside the harbour, the lifeboats were soon on scene and were informed that the fire had been successfully extinguished by the crew on board.

With no casualties reported on board, the D class inshore lifeboat then secured the vessel under tow to Troon Yacht Haven where it was berthed with the assistance of the Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team.

Both lifeboats then returned to station where they were 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


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