Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat launches to incident at Ayr

Lifeboats News Release

At 11.25pm on Sunday 26 December 2021, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Troon inshore lifeboat to an incident at Ayr.

Crew aboard Troon RNLI D class inshore lifeboat at night


Crew aboard Troon RNLI D class inshore lifeboat at night
The volunteer crew assembled at the lifeboat station and RNLI D-class inshore lifeboat Sheena was launched to assist.

As the lifeboat made its way to Ayr, information came through from Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team that the assistance of the lifeboat was no longer required and so the lifeboat returned to Troon where it was once again 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]

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

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