Second call out in seven days following engine failure for Abersoch RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 1.47pm today, (Saturday 10 April) to assist a motor cruiser with engine failure.

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The 16 foot Quicksilver motor cruiser contacted UK Coastguard for assistance after experiencing engine failure. The vessel broke down south east of St Tudwal’s Island East with one person on board.

With a keen northerly wind and a moderate sea state the lifeboat crew towed the vessel back to Pwllheli Marina and then returned to the RNLI lifeboat station at 3.50pm where the lifeboat was thoroughly cleaned, refuelled and left ready for service.

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Andy Vowell, said ‘It is essential to ensure boat engines are regularly serviced and maintained to reduce the risk of problems’. He added ‘It is advisable to consider having a smaller auxiliary engine on board which can be used in the event of main engine failure’.

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: Stock image - Abersoch RNLI

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