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Fishing boat crew unhurt after tanker collision off Troon

Troon Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat escorting the fishing vessel back to Troon Image copyright RNLI
Image caption Troon RNLI lifeboat 'Jim Moffat' escorted the fishing boat back to harbour

A crew of six escaped injury after their fishing boat collided with a tanker off the Ayrshire coast.

A lifeboat was launched after Belfast Coastguard received reports of the collision five nautical miles south west of Troon, at 03:55.

The bow of the 17m fishing boat was damaged in the incident and an RNLI lifeboat escorted it back to Troon harbour.

A marine protection vessel which was in the area assisted the tanker.

No one on either vessel was hurt in the collision.

Image copyright RNLI/TroonLifeboat
Image caption The RNLI said the all-weather lifeboat returned to berth at 05:20

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