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Criccieth Lifeboat launches following reports of powerboat in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.15am on Saturday the 18th of May, 2019 volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station launched following reports of a powerboat in difficulty and drifting in the Porthmadog channel.

Criccieth Lifeboat

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth Lifeboats
The Crew launched the Station's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, Doris Joan, and made their way towards the vessel's reported position. However, on arrival the powerboat could not be located by either the Lifeboat Crew or Criccieth's HM Coastguard team which was patrolling ashore.

The Lifeboat made it's way towards Porthmadog Harbour. The powerboat was located in the harbour with all occupants safe and well - the powerboat had eventually managed to make way under it's own steam, but was unable to update HM Coastguard as the fault had effected the VHF radio system.

The Lifeboat made her way back to Criccieth and was made ready for service.


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For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316

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