Troon and Arran RNLI lifeboats assist with medical evacuation from tanker
At 4.53pm on Sunday 7 March 2021, Troon lifeboat was tasked by Belfast Coastguard along with Arran lifeboat to assist with the medical evacuation of a crew member from a tanker at anchor in Brodick Bay.
Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was soon launched and headed to Brodick where they met with Arran inshore lifeboat Atlantic 85 Rachel Hedderwick.
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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