Pwllheli RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched to assist stricken yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Pwllheli RNLI's all-weather Shannon lifeboat was tasked by H.M. Coastguard 1.15pm on Monday 29 August to assist a 33ft yacht with mechanical problems located three miles south of Pwllheli with two people on board.

SLARS carriage launching the Pwllheli RNLI all-weather Shannon lifeboat on a sunny day with a blue sky and the reflection of the boat in the water

RNLI/Gavin Jones

SLARS carriage launching the Pwllheli RNLI all-weather Shannon lifeboat

The all-weather lifeboat launched at 1.50pm with six volunteer crew onboard.

The weather was partly cloudy with good visibility, a light north-easterly breeze and calm seas.

The 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 to Pwllheli Marina.

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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]


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