Troon RNLI launches to yacht aground
At 7.50pm on Wednesday 3 March 2021, Troon RNLI lifeboat crew were tasked by Belfast Coastguard after a yacht with two persons onboard ran aground on Crab Rock, near to Troon harbour entrance.
The volunteer crew attended at the lifeboat station launching Trent class all-weather lifeboat
RNLB Jim Moffat along with D class inshore lifeboat Sheena to assist Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team who had also been tasked.
After liaising with the crew on board, the inshore lifeboat approached the casualty vessel. With low water not far away and the vessel unable to be removed from the rocks, the yacht's anchor was deployed. The crew were taken onboard the inshore lifeboat back to the lifeboat station to make arrangements for the recovery of the vessel at high water.
With all persons safely off the vessel, the lifeboats were stood down by Belfast Coastguard and the lifeboats were 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@example.com
Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, email@example.com
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.