Troon RNLI lifeboats launch after reports of a vessel aground at Irvine harbour.

Lifeboats News Release

At 9.39pm on Thursday 7 May 2020, the volunteer crew of Troon RNLI lifeboat were paged to by Belfast Coastguard after reports of a vessel aground at Irvine harbour.

Troon RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats


Troon RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats
Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat and D Class inshore lifeboat Sheena were soon launched and made their way to the scene south of Irvine harbour.

On arrival, it was confirmed that the vessel did not require any assistance from the lifeboat crew. The one person who had been aboard was ashore with the Ardrossan and Ayr Coastguard Rescue Teams and was waiting to refloat the vessel.

With this information the call was confirmed to be a false alarm with good intent so the lifeboats returned to Troon 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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