Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat assists fishing boat
Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch after reports had been received of a local fishing boat in need of assistance.
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.'
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.