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Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat assists yacht with machinery failure

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.07am on Monday 13 May 2024, Belfast Coastguard paged the lifeboat crew after reports of a yacht with machinery problems near Troon harbour.


Troon D class inshore lifeboat launching on service
With the volunteers assembling, RNLI D class inshore lifeboat Sheena was soon launched and heading to the yachts location.

On arrival, after consultation with those on board and with no other vessels nearby to assist, the yacht with two persons on board was soon under tow and heading back to the harbour where the workboat from the marina took over the tow in the yacht haven.

With the vessel heading to a berth, the inshore lifeboat was recovered and made ready for service with the assistance of the shore crew

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