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Four persons assisted by Rhyl RNLI volunteers as their boat's engine fails.

Lifeboats News Release

The crew of the All-weather lifeboat were alerted by their pagers at 5.18pm on Saturday 2 September.

Rhyl lifeboat begins tow of casualty back to Rhyl

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Rhyl RNLI starting tow back to Rhyl 2/9/17

The 10-metre private fishing vessel had contacted the UK coastguard via Holyhead centre, to say that they could not start their inboard diesel engine, and were anchored just off the Little Orme headland, 10 miles west of the station. They had set out from Rhyl that morning, and requested assistance to get back to Rhyl harbour.
The All-weather lifeboat launched some 11 minutes later, and were on scene 40 minutes after launching. As all the persons on the boat were wearing lifejackets and all were well, a tow was undertaken with the casualties remaining on board their vessel.
The charity's lifeboat arrived at Rhyl harbour and the boat was safely moored on the outer pontoons, the casualty being handed over to Rhyl coastguard volunteers and the harbour master.
The lifeboat arrived home at 8.45pm.

Acting Coxswain Paul Archer-Jones says ' The anglers were well kitted out with all the necessary safety equipment and were wearing lifejackets. They did exactly the right thing to ask for assistance'


Rhyl lifeboat tows casualty vessel into Rhyl harbour

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Rhyl RNLI lifeboat entering Rhyl harbour with casualty

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