Girvan lifeboat launches to fishing vessel with mechanical difficulty.

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1st callout of the new year for Girvan Lifeboat

En-route to fishing vessel

RNLI/Craig Sommerville

Lifeboat leaving Girvan harbour

This morning at 10:09am Girvan lifeboat was requested to launch, our volunteer crew responded immediately on activation of their pagers and quickly descended on the lifeboat station.

Our tasking this morning, our 1st of 2022 was to a fishing vessel working close to Girvan that had a mechanical failure and had lost power.

Our Shannon class all-weather lifeboat was soon on scene less than 5 minutes after launching and the best course of action was to tow the vessel back to Girvan harbour.

The lifeboat soon had the vessel under tow and a short time later both boats were back in Girvan Harbour. The casualty vessel was safely berthed with the assistance of Girvan Coastguard rescue Team, and the owner can carry out the necessary repairs.

Girvan Lifeboat was then made ready for the next service call and our crew returned to their jobs and normal daily routines.

Heading towards casualty vessel

RNLI/Craig Sommerville

Girvan Lifeboat heading towards casualty

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