Late night callout for Troon RNLI to broken down yacht

Lifeboats News Release

At 11.58pm on Thursday 8 September 2022, Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard after reports of a 12m yacht with engine problems near to Lady Isle, a few miles west of Troon.

The casualty vessel under tow by Troon all-weather lifeboat


The casualty vessel under tow by Troon all-weather lifeboat

Trent class lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was launched and after a short time was soon approaching the casualty.

After speaking to those on the casualty vessel, it was decided to tow the vessel back to Troon marina.

A tow was established by the crew and after a short passage the casualty vessel was soon berthed in the marina.

With the casualty vessel secured alongside, the lifeboat returned to the berth where it was made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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