Troon RNLI lifeboat launches to assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Troon RNLI lifeboat and the vessel alongside in Ardrossan Marina


Troon RNLI lifeboat 'RNLB Jim Moffat' and the vessel alongside in Ardrossan Marina

The volunteer crew assembled at the station and Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was soon launched to assist.

The casualty vessel was located and a tow was established towards Ardrossan marina.

Just after 3am, the all-weather lifeboat and casualty vessel entered Ardrossan marina where they were met by the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team.

With the casualty secured alongside, the lifeboat returned to Troon where the lifeboat 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,

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