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Abersoch RNLI lifeboat called to assist broken down powerboat.

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch RNLI volunteers launched the The Peter and Ann Setten lifeboat at 3.57pm on Tuesday (20 June) to aid a powerboat that had broken down near Porth Ceiriad with two people on board.

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Abersoch inshore lifeboat.

On arrival at scene the powerboat had already been towed as far as the old lifeboat station by a passing boat. From here Abersoch RNLI inshore lifeboat took over the tow back to Abersoch Harbour.

The boat was placed on a mooring and the two people on board were transferred to the beach.

Lee Oliver, Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, said: 'The RNLI would like to reiterate the importance of carrying lifejackets onboard all vessels and having a means of communication. It is also vital every vessel has an adequate anchor with enough chain and rope to make it effective. Practising anchorage is always a great idea for times of emergency. A final safety measure every boat should carry are flares to summon help.

'If anybody would like any advice regarding boat or sea safety please call down to the boathouse on a Thursday evening from 7pm and our volunteer Community Safety Officers would be happy to help.'

RNLI media contact

For more information contact Lee Oliver, Abersoch Lifeboat Press Officer on 07919071577 or email wleeoliver@hotmail.com

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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