Troon RNLI launches to assist yacht off Ardrossan

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.53pm on Saturday 22 May 2021, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Troon lifeboat to assist a 32ft yacht with engine failure off Ardrossan.

Troon all-weather lifeboat launches on service


The volunteer crew assembled and RNLI Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was launched to assist.

The yacht with two persons onboard was quickly located and on arrival a crew member was transferred from the lifeboat onto the yacht. A tow was then established by the lifeboat crew towards Ardrossan harbour.

On arrival at Ardrossan, the yacht was berthed in the marina with the assistance of the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team.

With the yacht secured alongside, the all-weather lifeboat then returned to Troon where it was 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

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639,

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929,

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