Troon RNLI lifeboat assists fishing vessel after fire onboard

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.20pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021, Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch after reports of a fishing vessel with a fire onboard off Ardrossan

The casualty vessel alongside with fire and coastguard teams

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The casualty vessel alongside with fire and coastguard teams

As well as tasking the lifeboat, Belfast Coastguard also tasked the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team and notified the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service about the incident.

Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was launched to the scene and on route made contact with the casualty vessel. The crew aboard had managed to contain the electrical fire and were now making best speed back to Troon. The all-weather lifeboat met with the casualty vessel and escorted the vessel back to Troon where it was met by the firefighters and the coastguard team.

With the vessel secured alongside, firefighters were able to access the vessel and confirm the fire had been extinguished. The lifeboat was then able to return to the berth where it was made ‘ready for service.’

RNLI Media contacts:

Andrew Limond, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Troon Lifeboat Station, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, martin_macnamara@rnli.org.uk

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