Porthdinllaen RNLI assist broken down fishing boat

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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

Porthdinllaen ALB at sea off Porthdinllaen

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Porthdinllaen ALB at sea off Porthdinllaen

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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