Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat launches to sinking vessel in Porthmadog harbour

Lifeboats News Release

At 8.00pm on July 23rd, 2018 volunteer lifeboat crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboats Station were requested to launch following reports of a small trimaran sinking in Porthmadog harbour whilst on her mooring.

Stricken vessel at Porthmadog harbour

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Stricken vessel at Porthmadog harbour
Once on scene, it was confirmed that the stricken vessel had no one aboard. As the boat was sinking in the middle of the channel, the Station’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, Doris Joan, was used to manoeuvre the vessel towards the harbour wall.

To do so, crew members and salvage pumps were placed aboard to remove water and make the vessel easier to move to a more secure location. The Station’s inshore rescue boat also attended, but did not launch.

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For further information please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316

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