Pwllheli RNLI inshore lifeboat assists vessel with engine failure
Pwllheli RNLI's inshore D class lifeboat launched to assist speedboat with engine failure
Pwllheli RNLI's volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 4.45pm on Wednesday 10 August. The weather was sunny with excellent visibility, a light north westerly breeze and a calm sea.
The lifeboat arrived at the scene at 5.05pm and the helm assessed the situation. It was 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 to Pwllheli Marina where it was recovered.
The lifeboat then returned to the station at 7.05pm where it was made ready for service.
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Attached are photos of:
1. Pwllheli D-Class Lifeboat (stock photo) Credit: Martin Fish
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