Troon RNLI lifeboats launched to help vessel with engine problems

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.02pm on Monday 8 June 2020, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of the stations all-weather and inshore lifeboats to assist a vessel with engine failure with 3 persons on board between Troon and Lady Isle.

Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat with the casualty vessel under tow


Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat with the casualty vessel under tow

RNLI Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat and D Class inshore lifeboat Sheena were soon launched and were quickly alongside the casualty vessel.

A tow was established back to Troon marina where the vessel was met by the Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team.

With the vessel secured alongside, the lifeboats returned back to the 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 [email protected]

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, [email protected]

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