Pwllheli all weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat launch on fathers day

Lifeboats News Release

Both boats launch into rough seas to investigate abandoned rib near Carreg y Defaid

Pwllheli RNLI volunteers were paged shortly after 20:45 this evening ( Sunday ) to reports of a abandoned rib on the beach between Pwllheli Golf Course and Carreg Y Defaid.

Both boats proceeded to the area and conducted a shore line search from the where the rib was found, along the coast to Llanbedrog. The D Class lifeboat Robert J Wright conducted a shore line search approximately half a mile from the shore while the all-weather Mersey class lifeboat Lilly & Vincent Anthony proceeded further out to sea.

After liaising with Holyhead coastguard, Abersoch Coastguard team and Criccieth Coastguard team, the decision was made that we were satisfied that the boat had drifted and come loose from its mooring in nearby Abersoch.

Both boats returned to station and were refuelled and ready for service again at 22:30. All in all, 8 fathers turned out to this evening's service, from boat crew to shore crew.

For more information contact Tomos Moore, Pwllheli Lifeboat Press Officer on 07552 446447 or email Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 07771 941390 or email

D Class & Mersey alongside in search

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D Class and Mersey alongside
D Class approachoing Mersey

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D Class approaching Mersey
D Class returning to station

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D Class returning to station

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