Second call out in two days for Abersoch RNLI to assist a stricken power cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were paged at 9.06pm on Tuesday 21 July by HM Coastguard to assist a cruiser with mechanical difficulties anchored off South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club.

RNLI/Phill Woods

Atlantic 85 'Peter & Ann Setten' being launched

The Atlantic 85 Lifeboat was launched at 9.30pm and made its way to the vessel which had two people on board. The lifeboat took them under tow back to a berth in Pwllheli Marina.

The crew left the marina at 11.04pm and made their way back to the Lifeboat Station where all crew kit and the lifeboat was thoroughly cleaned and sanitised and left ready for service.

Andy Vowell, Lifeboat Operations Manager, confirmed that the vessel was equipped with both VHF and a mobile telephone as a means of calling for assistance.

Andy said: 'If you find yourself in difficulty, or see someone else in difficulty, you should call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard. By carrying a VHF radio you can call the Coastguard direct on Channel 16 should there be limited mobile signal.'

Notes to editors

· Abersoch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/abersoch-lifeboat-station

· The current B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft call- outs

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