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Night launch for Pwllheli RNLI all-weather lifeboat to assist broken down vessel

Lifeboats News Release

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.

RNLI Pwllheli all-weather Shannon lifeboat launching at night in the dark with a shore crew member facing away from camera

RNLI/Caroline Jones

Launching the RNLI Pwllheli all-weather Shannon lifeboat
The all-weather lifeboat launched at 10.20pm with six volunteer crew onboard.

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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For more information contact Elizabeth Denholm, RNLI Pwllheli Lifeboat Press Officer on 07806 800627 or email [email protected]. Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email [email protected].

Pwllheli RNLI all-weather Shannon lifeboat on its carriage on the slipway in front of the boathouse in the daytime with a blue sky

RNLI/Elizabeth Denholm

Pwllheli RNLI all-weather Shannon lifeboat

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