Troon RNLI lifeboats assist 12m yacht

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.51pm, on Tuesday 30th August 2022, the crew pagers were activated after reports from the crew on board a 12m yacht that they had experienced machinery problem outside Troon harbour.

RNLI/Andrew Limond

The lifeboat crew assembled at the lifeboat station before the RNLI Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat and D class inshore lifeboat Sheena were launched.

The inshore lifeboat approached the casualty vessel and after consultation with those on board established a tow back to Troon Marina.

After a successful tow, the casualty was berthed in the marina by the D class crew.

Both lifeboats then returned to station where they were made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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