Troon RNLI launches to yacht aground

At 7.50pm on Wednesday 3 March 2021, Troon RNLI lifeboat crew was tasked by Belfast Coastguard after a yacht with two people onboard ran aground on Crab Rock, near to Troon harbour entrance. 

The volunteer crew attended at the lifeboat station launching Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat along with D class inshore lifeboat Sheena to assist Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team who had also been tasked.

After liaising with the crew on board, the inshore lifeboat approached the casualty vessel. With low water not far away and the vessel unable to be removed from the rocks, the yacht’s anchor was deployed. The crew was taken onboard the inshore lifeboat back to the lifeboat station to make arrangements for the recovery of the vessel at high water.

With everyone safely off the vessel, the lifeboats were stood down by Belfast Coastguard and the lifeboats were made ‘Ready for Service’ with assistance of the shore crew.

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