RNLI Pwllheli launch to reports of sinking vessel

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Pwllheli RNLI volunteers launch last night to reports of a sinking vessel in the vicinity of Pwllheli

RNLI Pwllheli escorting sailing vessel

RNLI/Tomos Moore

RNLI Pwllheli escorting sailing vessel
The crew on board Pwllheli Lifeboat 'Lincolnshire Poacher' launched last night at 6:24pm to reports of a sinking vessel in the immediate vicinity of Pwllheli, with two people on-board.

There was limited contact with the vessel that was on passage from to Maryport but it was quickly identified approximately seven miles from Pwllheli, in the direction of Llanbedrog.

As the volunteers approached the sailing vessel it quickly became apparent that the boat was making good progress towards Pwllheli Marina and that the immediate concern that the sailing boat was sinking was not as much of a concern.

After a brief talk with the skipper, he was happy that the ingress of water that he found was under control.

Pwllheli Lifeboat then escorted the sailing yacht back to Pwllheli where a UK Coastguard team from Abersoch was awaiting the casualty vessel.

Bryn Ellis, Coxswain on-board the all-weather lifeboat said: "From initial reports, it was imperative that we found the vessel with an immediate urgency. Thankfully when we arrived with the sailing boat approximately seven miles from Pwllheli, there was no immediate danger."

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