RNLI Moelfre volunteers rescue yacht with two people on board.
At 4:21 pm Moelfre All-Weather lifeboat Kiwi launched after being tasked by UK Coastguard that an 18-foot yacht was becalmed and had no additional means of power 23 miles North of Moelfre.
The casualty vessel was located and once alongside an RNLI crew member boarded the casualty vessel to assist in setting up a tow. Once the tow had been prepared, the decision was taken that the safest option was to get both casualties and the RNLI crew member back on board Kiwi before commencing the tow.
At 6:30 pm Kiwi started the long haul to Amlwch port so that the casualty vessel could be placed at a safe overnight mooring. Kiwi the All-Weather lifeboat then left Amlwch port at 8:23 pm and by 9:30 pm she was back in our boathouse, washed down and prepared for her next service.
For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer, on 0777 3979910
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.