• Ayrshire Daily News

RNLI & Coastguard Helicopter help assist with a medical evacuation from a Tanker ship near Brodick

At 4.53 pm on Sunday 7 March 2021, Troon lifeboat was tasked by Belfast Coastguard along with Arran lifeboat to assist with the medical evacuation of a crew member from a tanker at anchor in Brodick Bay. Also tasked was the Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter, Rescue 199.

Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘RNLB Jim Moffat’ was soon launched and headed to Brodick where they met with Arran inshore lifeboat Atlantic 85 ‘Rachel Hedderwick’.

Two lifeboat crew from the all-weather lifeboat were put on board the tanker to assist the helicopter crew with the stretcher transfer.


Once the casualty was safely winched on board the helicopter and heading to the hospital, the lifeboats were stood down by Belfast Coastguard.


The all-weather lifeboat returned to Troon where it was made ‘Ready for Service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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