Porthdinllaen RNLI launched to aid of stricken fishing boat
Porthdinllaen RNLI were launched at 3.50pm on Tuesday at the request of the Coastguard team at Holyhead after receiving a call for assistance from the fishing vessel.
The commercial fishing vessel, 13 metres in length and with two persons on board had experienced engine failure at a position 1 mile North West of Trefor Point.
With calm waters and a slight breeze, The lifeboat and its volunteer crew were on scene within 15 minutes and a tow was successfully passed on the first attempt. The vessel was towed to Porthdinllaen Harbour and placed on a secure mooring.
The lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service by 5.00pm.
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.