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Criccieth RNLI volunteers launch to broken down yacht off Mochras Point

Lifeboats News Release

At 7.00pm on July 30th, 2016 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station launched to assist a broken down yacht off Mochras Point.

The 28 foot yacht named Noah’s Ark, with two persons on-board, had suffered engine failure en-route to Pwllheli.  The Station’s Atlantic 85-class Lifeboat, Doris Joan, established a tow with the stricken vessel.  The yacht was towed to within two miles of Pwllheli’s fairway buoy, where the lifeboat was met by Pwllheli’s all-weather RNLI lifeboat which took over the tow into the marina.

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