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Largs lifeboat attends a crew-less grounded yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Largs lifeboat volunteers respond to a launch request concerning a grounded yacht with no one on board.

RNLI/Alasdair Woods

On Friday afternoon 31st. of August shortly after 4.00pm. following a launch request,Largs lifeboat volunteers launched to a yacht with no one on board which had come ashore at an area on the Largs front known as Broomfields.
As the volunteer lifeboat men arrived on scene they realised this yacht was one which had come from a mooring a short distance from the shore and had been on that mooring for a significant length of time, the vessel had parted company with its moorings and drifted ashore where it became grounded.
What to do with it ? was the question facing the volunteer lifeboat crew.
After communication with the duty manager of the nearby Largs Yacht Haven who kindly gave his confirmation and willingness to accept the vessel into a safe berth until such times as the owner could be found the volunteers took the vessel in tow to the Marina where she will lie until such times as the owner can be contacted.
Having berthed the vessel successfully, the lifeboat returned to station to be made ready for her next service.

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