Night launch for Pwllheli RNLI all-weather lifeboat to assist broken down vessel
Pwllheli RNLI's all-weather Shannon lifeboat was tasked by HM Coastguard at 10.01pm on Monday 15 August to assist a 33ft catamaran speedboat with engine failure located six miles south of Pwllheli with two people on board.
The weather was partly cloudy with good visibility, a light north-easterly breeze and smooth seas.
The helm 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 to Pwllheli Marina.
The all-weather returned to the lifeboat station at 1.53am and was made ready for service.
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