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  • Writer's pictureAyrshire Daily News

Ardrossan coastguard respond to multiple incidents over weekend


The Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to three separate emergency callouts over the weekend in Irvine, Troon and Ayr.

The first callout came around lunchtime on Saturday when a possible Mayay call heard in VHF Marine Channel 16 reporting a possible vessel in distress near Irvine.

The team responded immediately and following a full scale search of Irvine Harbour and surrounding areas by Coastguard Rescue Teams and Troon Lifeboat. On completion of the search and with no trace of any persons or vessels in distress, the team was stood down. Investigations are ongoing into the origins of the call..

A few hours later, the team was once again tasked alongside Troon Lifeboat to reports of a yacht with machinery problems approximately 8 miles west of Troon.

The all-weather lifeboat was quickly on scene and after speaking to the crew on board the yacht it was established that they had made a temporary repair to their engine. With no tow required, the all-weather lifeboat was able to escort the yacht back to Troon harbour.

The team met the crew alongside within the Marina and with all persons safe and well, all resources were thereafter stood down.

The third callout came on Sunday evening when the team was tasked alongside Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team to reports of a person in the water in Ayr. As the team was proceeding en route, an update was received advising the person was safely out of the water and no further assistance was required.

The team has then stood down and returned to station to complete the necessary paperwork and book off duty, ready to respond to the next callout.

The Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to those in need.

Search and Rescue - it's what we do.

In a coastal, beach or cliff emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.


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