Troon lifeboat launches for medical emergency
About 1250hrs on Friday 10 February 2017, Belfast Coastguard paged the lifeboat crew to assist with the medical evacuation (medevac) of a casualty on board a 47m vessel that was at anchor 10 miles south west of Troon.
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