Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat launched to assists local fishing boat
Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat was launched to assist a local fishing boat after their propeller was fouled by a rope.
The 28 foot shellfish potter boat, local to Porthdinllaen, had lost all means of propulsion after a submerged rope had entangled their propeller three miles North West of Porthdinllaen.
The skipper of the vessel contacted Holyhead Coastguard to request assistance and Porthdinllaen RNLI's all-weather lifeboat, the Tamar Class John D Spicer, was launched at 1.07pm to tow the boat back to Porthdinllaen.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.