Abersoch inshore lifeboat launched to assist motorboat.

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch RNLI volunteers launched ‘The Peter and Ann Setten’ Atlantic 85 lifeboat at 3:13pm after receiving reports from Holyhead coastguard that there was a 14ft motorboat with four people on board broken down off the Warren, Abersoch.

Abersoch inshore lifeboat 'The Peter and Ann Setten' on exercise.

Martin Turtle photography

As they made their way to the scene the RNLI volunteer received further information that the vessels anchor was not holding.

On arrival at the scene the stricken vessel had established a tow with another passing motor boat and were ready to head back to Abersoch main beach from where they had self-launched. Abersoch volunteer crew were happy for the tow to continue and after speaking to Holyhead coastguard continued to shadow the two vessels until they reached the safety on the beach.

The RNLI would like to re-iterate the importance of checking all equipment on your vessel before launching to ensure it is in working order and its suitability for your specific vessel.

To find out more – RNLI.org/RespectTheWater or visit RYA.org.uk

Alternatively if you are in the area and you have any questions about your boat or safety at sea please call into the lifeboat station on a Thursday night and our volunteer Community Safety Officers would be happy to advise and assist you.

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