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Troon and Arran RNLI lifeboats launch to assist broken down vessel

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.42pm on Friday 25 September 2020, Troon RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard to assist Arran RNLI lifeboat who had a vessel under tow which required to be taken to Ardrossan

Troon lifeboat takes over the tow from Arran lifeboat


Troon lifeboat takes over the tow from Arran lifeboat
the volunteer crew launched Troon Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat to meet with Arran lifeboat, B class Atlantic 85 Rachel Hedderwick, to transfer the tow.

A short time after launch, both vessels were in sight and once on scene the tow was taken by Troon lifeboat which meant that Arran lifeboat could return to Lamlash. Troon lifeboat then headed towards Ardrossan with the casualty vessel under tow.

The all-weather lifeboat was soon approaching Ardrossan where the casualty vessel was berthed in Ardrossan Marina with the assistance of marina staff.

With the casualty vessel in the marina, the lifeboat stood down and 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]
With the casualty vessel under tow, Arran lifeboat returns to Lamlash


With the casualty vessel under tow, Arran lifeboat returns to Lamlash

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