Moelfre RNLI Volunteers Called into Action During Lifeboat Day.
Whilst ‘Enfys 2’ our new Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was being introduced to the thousands of people who attended Moelfre Lifeboat Day, the RNLI volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard, to investigate and assist a RIB with four persons on board that had collided with rocks near St David’s.
The ILB was quickly on the scene and it was established that there were no injuries to the persons onboard the RIB but that the RIB had suffered mechanical damage. With the agreement of the boat owner, a tow was rigged and the casualty vessel was towed to a safe mooring at Traeth Bychan .
Moelfre ILB was back on the slip at 2:04pm and approximately thirty minutes later, she was washed down and fuelled up ready for her next shout.
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.