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Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat attends speed boat broken down – Greenocko

Lifeboats News Release

At 1836 hours on Sunday 29th May 2016 Belfast Coastguard requested Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat be launched as a 17 foot speedboat had brocken down with three persons on board just off Ocean Terminal, Greekock

Helensburgh Lifeboat crew were paged and the lifeboat launched at 18:44hrs to give assistance. There was an issue with the prop-shaft and the speedboat was taken under tow to Newark castle slipway for repair.  The lifeboat returned to base, reporting ready for service again at 1955 hours.

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