Abersoch inshore lifeboat responds to call of de-masted catamaran

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch RNLI volunteers launched at 3:22pm on Thursday afternoon in rough sea state to aid a 16 foot catamaran that had lost its mast approximately ¾ mile off the Warren beach.

The single person on board had anchored the vessel and fired two red flares, these were seen and the coastguard was notified. Abersoch lifeboat proceeded to tow the stricken vessel to the safety of the Warren beach where a trailer could retrieve it.

As the sailing season is starting with earnest this month the RNLI would like to remind all sailors to check all kit thoroughly and undertake checklists if possible to ensure they have all the adequate safety equipment. More information on this can be found at RNLI.org/RespectTheWater

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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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