Troon RNLI lifeboat launches to assist yacht
At 1.22am on Saturday 25 July 2020, Belfast Coastguard paged the lifeboat crew after they received a call from a sailing vessel with 4 persons on board requiring assistance approximately 11 miles west of Troon.
The volunteer crew assembled at the station and Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was soon launched to assist.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.