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Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat in double rescue

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Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat was called out to the aid of two fishing vessels off Nant Gwrtheyrn.

Holyhead Coastguard had received a radio message from the fishing vessel Melissa, with two person's on board,  which had no propulsion due to a rope entangled in their propeller and required a tow to their home port at Porthdinllaen.

Upon launching at 12:15pm, the volunteer lifeboat crew learned that another local fishing boat, the Osprey had heard of the Melissa`s plight and had started the tow back to Porthdinllaen. Upon arrival at the location of the two fishing vessels, which was approximately four miles north east of Porthdinllaen, it was learnt that the Osprey, which also had two people on board, was herself now having mechanical issues and also needed assistance. It was decided that the lifeboat would carry out a double tow back to Porthdinllaen Harbour with both vessels.

Robert Jones, Second Coxswain at Porthdinllaen RNLI, said: 'It was unfortunate that the Osprey herself encountered mechanical problems responding to Melissa's call for assistance, The local fishing community are tight knit and will always help each other out. Both vessels are now in Porthdinllaen Harbour having repairs carried out.'
 
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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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