RNLI RNLI Moelfre Volunteers Respond to Reports of Capsized Boat Near Amlwch.

Lifeboats News Release

Today {04/08/2022) at 3:45 pm, the RNLI volunteers launched the all-weather lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ after H.M.Coastguard had been alerted by an eagle-eyed walker that an inflatable watercraft was capsized a mile north of Porth Llechog (Bull Bay)

RNLI/Phil Williams

Kiwi making her way to the boathouse the sailing ship 'Pelican of London' in the background
The lifeboat made good speed and, once on scene, conducted a sweep search of the area. The lifeboat crew spotted a ship’s fender approximately half a mile off Porth Amlwch; from a distance, it did look like an upturned small boat.

The fender was recovered onto the ALB; the lifeboat was then stood down and was back on the slip at 4:42 pm to be made ready for her next call to service.

Even though there were no persons in trouble, the caller who phoned the Coastguard did the right thing, as the fender potentially could have been a hazard to other watercraft.

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


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