Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat launches to vessel with a fouled propeller

Lifeboats News Release

At 5.04pm on Thursday 30 June 2022, Belfast Coastguard were notified by the sole occupant of a 35ft motor cruiser that the vessel had a fouled propeller to the northwest of Troon harbour.

a view from behind two crewmembers in drysuits and helmets as on board the RNLI inshore lifeboat as the look out to sea on a calm day


Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat 'Sheena' at sea
Due to this Belfast Coastguard contacted the stations Deputy Launching Authority requesting the launch of the stations D class inshore lifeboat to assist.

With the crew pagers activated, RNLI D Class inshore lifeboat Sheena was launched and met with the casualty vessel. The sole occupant onboard the vessel had managed to clear the obstruction and the inshore lifeboat was able to escort the vessel back to Troon marina.

A short time later, the casualty vessel was secured alongside in the marina and the inshore lifeboat was able to return to station where it was made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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