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.'

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

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