Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat assists yacht in Barassie Bay

Lifeboats News Release

At 11.41am on Tuesday 28 September 2021, Troon RNLI lifeboat crew were paged by Belfast Coastguard to assist a vessel with machinery problems in Barassie Bay.

Troon inshore lifeboat at sea

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Troon inshore lifeboat

The volunteer crew assembled at the lifeboat station and launched D Class inshore lifeboat ‘Sheena’ to assist. On exiting the harbour the casualty vessel was observed by the crew and the inshore lifeboat was soon alongside.

The vessel was taken under tow to Troon where it was berthed in the marina by the lifeboat crew.

The inshore lifeboat the returned to station 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 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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