Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat volunteers assist stricken fishing vessel
Porthdinllaen RNLI's was launched on Tuesday evening (2 May) to go to the aid of a stricken fishing vessel.
The 11m fishing boat, which was fishing for whelks in Caernarfon Bay, had lost propulsion due to their propeller becoming entangled with a rope.
They had requested assistance from UK Coastguard at Holyhead, who in turn requested Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat to launch at 8.25pm. Within 40 minutes of launching, the lifeboat was alongside the stricken craft, a tow line was secured and the lifeboat proceeded with the tow towards Holyhead Harbour at 9.10pm.
At midnight, and approximately at a position of 4 miles west off Rhosneigr in Anglesey, the tow successfully was passed over to Holyhead Lifeboat, to continue withe remainder of the journey to Holyhead Marina.
Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat returned to station and was refuelled and ready for service by 1.30am.
For more information please contact Dylan Thomas, Portdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07747 600019 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on email@example.com
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.