Two callouts for Troon RNLI lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

The first callout of the day for Troon RNLI lifeboat crew came at 10.09am on Monday 11 July 2022 as the all-weather lifeboat was tasked to a yacht with a fouled propeller near Maidens.

From the aft deck of the all-weather lifeboat, the tow line heads to the yacht on a calm sea

RNLI/Andrew Limond

Troon all-weather lifeboat tows the casualty yacht back to Troon

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

Once the lifeboat reached the scene, the crew assessed the situation and after consultation with the 2 persons on-board a tow was established back to Troon.

On arrival at Troon, the yacht was berthed alongside in the marina and the all-weather lifeboat returned to the berth where the lifeboat was made ‘ready for service’

The second callout of the day was at 5.49pm when Troon inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard after 2 persons found themselves stuck on the north side of Irvine harbour.

D class inshore lifeboat Sheena was soon launched and located the two persons (and their bikes) and were able to return them to the southside of Irvine harbour to the waiting Coastguard Team.

Following this, the inshore lifeboat was able to return to Troon where it was ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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