Pwllheli RNLI responds to reports of vessel in distress
Volunteers at Pwllheli RNLI responds to reports of sailing vessel in distress, near harbour entrance
Shortly after 9:15pm yesterday evening, volunteer crew members at Pwllheli RNLI launched their D Class inshore lifeboat
Robert J Wright, to reports of a sailing vessel in distress just off the harbour entrance.
Crew members quickly assembled and launched into the harbour and made their way towards the casualty vessel. Upon arrival, the single occupant of the vessel was ready to receive the tow line on the bow of the yacht. A tow was quickly established, and the sailing vessel was towed into the safe haven of Pwllheli marina.
The sailing vessel was transferred to the fuel pontoon where the vessel was moored up safely for the evening. The D Class returned to station and was refuelled and ready for service shortly after 10pm.
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