Troon RNLI lifeboat assists broken down vessel near Stevenston

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.57pm on Friday 5 August 2022, Troon RNLI lifeboat crew were once again paged by Belfast Coastguard after reports of a broken-down vessel with three persons onboard near Stevenston.


The tow as seen from the casualty vessel

The volunteer lifeboat crew assembled at the lifeboat station and launched Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat to assist.

After locating the vessel, the safest course of action was to tow the vessel to Ardrossan. Those onboard were transferred to the all-weather lifeboat and a crew member was put aboard the casualty vessel.

After a tow to Ardrossan, the casualty vessel was secured alongside in the marina and the three persons were transferred ashore to the waiting Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team.

The all-weather lifeboat then returned to Troon where it was made ‘Ready for Service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.


The tow as seen from the stern of Troon all-weather lifeboat

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