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Yacht towed to safety by Porthdinllaen and Beaumaris RNLI lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

A 25 foot yacht with two persons on board has been towed to safety by RNLI lifeboats from Porthdinllaen and Beaumaris.

HM Coastguard at Holyhead received a call from the yacht requesting assistance after suffering mechanical failure off Caernarfon Bar, with no wind and no other means of propulsion they had moored temporarily on one of the channel markers.
 
Porthdinllaen RNLI's all-weather lifeboat the John D Spicer was launched at 7.45am into good weather conditions and a mirror-like sea
 
The lifeboat was alongside the casualty vessel, Barra, at 8.20am where a tow line was secured.
 
The lifeboat towed the Barra along the Menai Straits where she was placed on a courtesy mooring by the entrance of Slate Quay, Caernarfon.
 
Beaumaris RNLI's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington took over the tow and delivered the yacht safely onto a mooring at the marina in Port Dinorwic.
 
The inshore lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 11.10am being refuelled and prepared for further service by 11.40 am.
 
Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat was back at the station at 10.40am.
 
RNLI media contact:

For more information please contact Dylan Thomas, Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07747 600019.
 

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