Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew tasked whilst out on exercise.

Lifeboats News Release

It was a busy night for Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew last Thursday, 28 July 2022, whilst out on their weekly training exercise when they assisted two vessels in difficulty.

RNLI/Emma Wood

The call came in from HM Coastguard at 7.15pm whilst the crew were out on exercise and they were immediately tasked to assist a Ribtech 535 powerboat with two people on board that had experienced engine failure off Llanbedrog headland.

A safe tow was established and the vessel was taken to Pwllheli Marina.

The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat proceeded to leave the marina at 7.50pm when they received a request to assist a small vessel that was in the marina with a rope around it’s prop.

The lifeboat then returned to the station at 8.15pm where it was then thoroughly washed down, refuelled and left ready for service.

If you do get into difficulty, or spot someone else in trouble, call 999 or 112 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 callouts.

· Photo credit: Abersoch RNLI

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