The RNLI Troon Lifeboat service was called in to help those who noticed inflatable drifting into the ocean earlier this week.
On a refreshing night, around 8:30 pm on Monday, July 19, the volunteer team departed from the base to rescue the drifters.
However, they were soon discontinued when the Belfast Coast Guard informed them that their assistance was no longer needed.
When they returned to the base, they received another call at around 10 pm asking them to help with the incident at Air. This also turned out to be a false alarm, and the crew was told to leave again.
A spokesperson for the RNLI Troon Lifeboat Service said:
“A crew of volunteers gathered, but the coast guard canceled the launch because the coast guard had been launched and no longer needed the assistance of the lifeboat.
“The lifeboat crew returned home, but at 9:57 pm, the crew’s pagers were activated again after police requested to assist in the Air incident.
“Both the D-class coastal lifeboat” Sina “and the torrent-class all-weather” RNLB Jim Moffett “were launched for assistance, but were stranded by the Coast Guard along the way.
“Both lifeboats returned to the station and were” ready for service “with the help of the shore crew.
“If there is an emergency along the coast, or if you find someone who may have a problem at sea, always dial 999 and ask the Coast Guard.”
Irvine Beach: Troon lifeboat called out as inflatable drifts out Source link Irvine Beach: Troon lifeboat called out as inflatable drifts out