Abersoch RNLI First Call-Out of the Season

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew at Abersoch RNLI were paged at 2.38pm Saturday (2 April) to assist a broken down rib.

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The rib experienced engine failure between St Tudwals West and Cilan Headland and the Coastguard was contacted. There were 4 people on board, all wearing lifejackets and carrying a means of calling for help.

The lifeboat crew towed the vessel back to it’s marina berth in Pwllheli and returned to the lifeboat station at 4.25pm. The lifeboat was thoroughly cleaned, refuelled and left ready for service.

Andy Vowell, Lifeboat Operations Manager for Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat, says: ‘It is vital that people always have a means of calling for help as unfortunately engine failure can occur. People should always ensure boat engines are regularly serviced and maintained to reduce the risk of problems’.

If you wish to make a donation to Abersoch Lifeboat please visit our Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/abersoch-rnli. Your donations allow us to continue saving lives at sea.

Notes to editors

· Aberosch 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.

· Photo credit Abersoch RNLI

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For more information contact Sarah Leather, Abersoch Lifeboat Press Officer on 075830843. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Medior Officer on 01745 585 162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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