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Moelfre's volunteer crew launched when overturned vessel was spotted offshore.

Lifeboats News Release

Moelfre's RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ launched today at 12:29pm after Holyhead Coastguard received a call from a commercial vessel, stating that they had seen a partially submerged boat 20 miles North West of Moelfre.

RNLI/Vince Jones

‘Kiwi’ was on the scene at 1:12pm and quickly established that the casualty vessel was a small tender that had broken in half. Due to its appearance, the casualty vessel seemed to have been drifting for some considerable time.

After passing all relevant information to the Coastguard, Moelfre Lifeboat was then stood down. Kiwi was back on the slip at 2.27pm and by 3:15pm she was back in the boathouse, washed down and made ready for her next call to service.

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