RNLI Moelfre Volunteers Launch to Investigate Capsized Kayak.

Lifeboats News Release

Thursday (18/03/2021) at 3.28pm our RNLI all-weather lifeboat Kiwi launched after being tasked by Holyhead Coastguard that a walker had spotted an upturned Kayak near Traeth Dynion, Bull Bay.

RNLI/Phil Williams

Kiwi and her volunteer crew made good speed to the area and quickly spotted what did appear from a distance to be an upturned Kayak but on closer inspection it turned out to be a discarded heavy duty commercial fishing net that was approximately ten metre long.

The person who alerted the Coastguard did the right thing as the net would not only have been a hazard to shipping it would also have been a danger to wildlife.

With two RNLI crew members onboard Kiwi’s Y-boat (the lifeboat's onboard tender vessel) was launched so that the drifting net could be towed to a nearby beach to the awaiting Cemaes mobile Coastguard team who then used their vehicle and winch to pull the very heavy net safely further up the beach.

Kiwi
was back on the slip at 5.30pm to be sanitized and made ready for the scheduled routine training exercise that had her back on the water at 6:30pm.

For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07773 979910


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