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Pwllheli RNLI inshore lifeboat launches to yacht with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

Pwllheli RNLI's inshore D-class lifeboat was tasked by H.M. Coastguard at 10.44am today (Friday 5 August) to assess a 42-foot sailing yacht with six people on board which had engine failure and was anchored near the Fairway buoy outside Pwllheli Marina.

RNLI/Martin Fish

Stock image of the inshore lifeboat

The weather was partly cloudy with good visibility, a moderate north-westerly breeze and smooth sea.

The D-class coxswain assessed the situation and decided the best course of action was to tow the vessel to a safe berth. A tow line was established and the vessel was towed the short distance to its berth in Pwllheli Marina.

The D-class lifeboat returned to the station at 12.38 where it was made ready for service

RNLI/Caroline Jones

Inshore lifeboat on the shout

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