Abersoch RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew remain on call throughout the year.
As life on Pen Llyn heads into the quieter winter months, the lifeboat station remains fully operational and ready to assist.
The volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard to assist a fishing vessel experiencing electrical problems on Wednesday 10 November at 12.13pm and the ‘Peter and Ann Setten’ Atlantic 85 was launched shortly afterwards.
The vessel was safely returned under tow to it’s trailer on the beach. Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Andy Vowell, said, ‘Anyone can get into difficulty through no fault of their own and we remain available all year to assist those in need’. He added, ‘Training continues throughout the winter months here in Abersoch and our volunteer crew remain on call 24/7’.
If you get into difficulty, or see someone in difficulty, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
Notes to editors
· Abersoch 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 the ‘Peter & Ann Setten’ launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft call-outs.
· Photo credit: Emma Wood, Abersoch RNLI
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For more information contact Sarah Leather, Abersoch Lifeboat Press Officer 07583 084338 or email [email protected]. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 01745 585 162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected].
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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