Abersoch RNLI rescue stranded yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat The Peter and Ann Setten at 9.23am on Saturday (30 April) after receiving reports from Holyhead Coastguard of a 30 foot yacht out of fuel and unable to anchor.

There was one man on board and he had not been able to give an accurate position.
 
In a moderate sea and a strength four wind from the west-southwest, the powerful Atlantic 85 lifeboat made very good progress and at 9.47am the volunteer crew were on scene, 11 miles south-west of Abersoch.
 
A line was attached to the casualty vessel and a tow back to Pwllheli Marina was initiated.
 
After approximately 75 minutes into the operation the Abersoch RNLI lifeboat met Pwllheli RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat which had been tasked by Holyhead Coastguard to take over the tow.
 
Pwllheli's lifeboat Lilly & Vincent Anthony towed the vessel back to the fuel pontoon at Pwllheli Marina where a check was made on the owner and vessel.
 
The Abersoch four-man crew arrived back at station at 11.20 am, while Pwllheli's volunteers returned to station for 1pm after the two hour tow,
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For further information, please contact Twrog Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer at Abersoch RNLI, on 07747 319139 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk
 

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