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Abersoch RNLI paged by HM Coastguard to assist vessel with engine failure.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were paged at 11.05am on Sunday, 25 September, following a request for assistance from HM Coastguard.


The lifeboat was launched and on arrival at the scene the volunteer crew found that the casualty vessel, a 17ft Shetland leisure fishing boat, had experienced engine failure and whilst an auxiliary electric engine was on board, unfortunately it was not powerful enough to push the vessel against the ebbing spring tide from its position one mile south of St Tudwals West.

The crew established a safe tow and took the vessel to a waiting trailer on Abersoch Harbour beach.

The lifeboat returned to the station to be cleaned and refuelled and left ready for service at 12.30pm.

If you do get into difficulty, or spot someone else in trouble, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.

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