Two callouts for Troon RNLI lifeboat crew
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.
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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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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