Troon RNLI launches to assist yacht off Ardrossan

Lifeboats News Release

At 8.25am on Monday 23 March 2020, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Troon lifeboat to assist a broken down yacht off Ardrossan.

The casualty vessel under tow towards Ardrossan from Troon all-weather lifeboat


The casualty vessel under tow towards Ardrossan
Trent class all-weather lifeboat ‘RNLB Jim Moffat’ was then launched with its volunteer crew to locate and assist the yacht.

The yacht with two persons onboard was quickly found and a tow was established towards Ardrossan.

At Ardrossan harbour, the tow was transferred to the marina workboat who took the yacht into the marina where they were met by the Ardrossan Coastguard Team.

With the yacht safely berthed in the marina, the lifeboat returned to Troon where it was made ‘ready for service’ with 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]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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