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RNLI Pwllheli launch on all night 7 hour service

Lifeboats News Release

Pwllheli RNLI volunteers launched last night for a 7 hour service to a fishing vessel suffering machinery failure

Fishing vessel in tow back to Pwllheli

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Fishing Vessel in tow
Volunteers at Pwllheli RNLI were paged last night at 12:00am to a report of a 30ft Fishing vessel suffering mechanical failure 2 miles south of Bardsey Island.

The lifeboat proceeded to the location given and arrived on scene at approximately 1:00am to find no casualty vessel. The crew on-board the lifeboat then contacted the vessel and found that the position that was given was incorrect. A flare was fired from the casualty vessel and crew located the vessel in the distance.

After proceeding for a further 60 minutes, the casualty vessel was eventually located, 20 miles south west of Bardsey Island.

A tow line was established with the fishing vessel and the passage back to Pwllheli was in process.

The all-weather Mersey class lifeboat ‘Lincolnshire Poacher’ and casualty vessel arrived back in Pwllheli Marina at 7:00am.

Coxswain Clive Moore said

‘They don’t come much longer than these! We were fortunate the weather was favourable which helped with late night nature of the service. Our volunteers are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to any called recieved from the coastguard’

For more information contact Tomos Moore, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07552 446447 or Adam Daniel, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer.
On-board Mersey class lifeboat during service

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Onboard Mersey
Dawn on-board the Lincolnshire Poacher

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Dawn on the Irish Sea
Morning onoard Mersey

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Morning everyone

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