Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat assists fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch after reports had been received of a local fishing boat in need of assistance.

Tow successfully passed to casualty

RNLI Porthdinllaen

Tow successfully passed to casualty

The station's all-weather lifeboat launched at 11:20am to an eight metre fishing boat which had a fouled propeller and on a lee shore, off Towyn beach in Tudweiliog.

Once on scene, it was decided that the safest course of action would be to established a tow as soon as possible and tow the vessel to deeper water. The tow rope was passed and made fast at the first attempt and the vessel was towed to deeper water.

After ensuring that the one person onboard needed no assistance the vessel was taken in tow and towed back to Porthdinllaen where it was placed safely on its own mooring.

Coxswain Owain Williams added:

'The fisherman did the right thing this morning in calling for help. He was wearing a lifejacket and had means of calling for help which meant that we were able to quickly launch and locate the casualty vessel and offer our assistance.'

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