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New D class inshore lifeboat for Troon

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 25 April 2018, Troon lifeboat station said final a farewell to D class inshore lifeboat D-684 as she was replaced by a new D class inshore lifeboat D-821.

New D class inshore lifeboat D-821 Sheena outside Troon lifeboat station

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New D class inshore lifeboat D-821 Sheena
D-684 Telford Shopping Centre was placed on service at Troon on 19 December 2007 and was the first permanent inshore lifeboat for Troon. It was funded by shopkeepers and customers of the Telford shopping centre in Shropshire.

Since arriving on station at Troon, the Telford Shopping Centre launched on service 251 times, saved 5 lives and rescued over 100 people.

As D-684 left the station to join the RNLI relief fleet, D-821 Sheena now begins her service as Troon inshore lifeboat alongside our Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat.

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.


D-684, the former inshore lifeboat at Troon, being loaded under the watchful eye of Ian Donaldson, ILB Mechanic at Troon

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D-684, the former inshore lifeboat at Troon, being loaded under the watchful eye of Ian Donaldson, ILB Mechanic at Troon
D-684, the former inshore lifeboat at Troon, being loaded by crane onto the RNLI Depot transport vehicle

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D-684, the former inshore lifeboat at Troon, being loaded

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