Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat launch to stricken vessel

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At 9.00am on Friday the 19th of April, 2019, volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were tasked to a 25ft power boat which had suffered engine failure approximately 1.5 miles south of Criccieth Castle.

Criccieth Lifeboat

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth Lifeboat
The powerboat, which had 7 persons on board including 2 children and one dog, was provided with a tow back to Porthmadog Harbour by the Station’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, Doris Joan.

Once the stricken vessel had been returned to safety, the Lifeboat returned to Station and made ready for service.

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For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316

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