Porthdinllaen RNLI assist broken down fishing boat
The Lifeboat was tasked at 1.35pm by Holyhead Coastguards to a broken down 24ft fishing boat 1.5 miles off the coast at Aberdesach
The Lifeboat was tasked at 1.35pm by Holyhead Coastguards to a broken down 24ft fishing boat 1.5miles off the coast at Aberdesach. Once on scene, it was decided that the best course of action would be to take the boat in tow. A tow was established at the first attempt and the stricken craft was towed back and placed onto its own mooring at Trefor Harbour. The two persons onboard had full PPE including lifejackets and had a VHF as a means of calling for assistance.
Dylan Thomas, Porthdinllaen RNLI Press Officer added, 'The fishing boat's crew were well equipped, including lifejackets, and with no means of returning to their home port under their own power, they had no option but to call for assistance.'
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.