Second shout of the day for the volunteer crew of RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

Moelfre RNLI Inshore Lifeboat launched to assist a 19-foot Bayliner that was drifting near Ynys Moelfre with four persons onboard.

RNLI/Phil Williams

At 11:30pm the volunteer crew of Moelfre Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was tasked by UK Coastguard to assist in the recovery of the Bayliner after she suffered mechanical issues on her return trip from the Isle of Man.

The ILB was on the scene within minutes and after a short discussion with the boat owner it was decided that the Bayliner would be towed to a safe mooring near Traeth Coch. The towline was quickly prepared and with one of the RNLI crew members onboard, the casualty boat the tow was then secured.

Moelfre Coastguard Rescue Team were waiting at Traeth Coch to assist in illuminating the mooring area. Two and a half hours after the second shout of the day the volunteer crew were making their way home, after first making sure that the ILB ‘Enfys’ was washed down fuelled up and ready for her next shout.

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