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Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat launched to assists local fishing boat

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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. 

The fishing boat, with four fishermen on board, was towed in to Porthdinllaen Harbour for repairs to be carried out.
 
Captain Peter Jones, Deputy Launching Authority at Porthdinllaen RNLI, saidL 'The fishing boat's crew made effort to disentangle the rope but were unsuccessful in their attempt. The lifeboat brought the vessel as close inshore as possible to Porthdinllaen beach where she will be beached for the fishermen to disentangle the fouled propeller and carry out any repairs that may be needed.'
 
Media contacts:
 
For more information please contact Dylan Thomas, Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07747 600019 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.
 

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