Moelfre RNLI volunteers aid two Jet Skis and RIB who were in difficulties.
Moelfre All-weather lifeboat 'Kiwi' was tasked at around 9pm Sunday evening (21.4.19) to reports of a 7-meter RIB and 2 jet skis in difficulties on their return passage from the Isle of Man.
Initially Holyhead Lifeboat station ALB Christopher Pearce had been paged by UK Coastguard, but as the RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat volunteer crew were at the station taking part in a routine training exercise, it was decided that they would take over the task.
One jet ski had suffered an electrical problem, and whilst being towed by the RIB, it too developed engine trouble.
RNLI Moelfre lifeboat travelled some 25 miles NNW of Moelfre to rendezvous with the group, who were making slow progress back to Bull Bay. The group were fully kitted out with all the correct safety equipment and also had means of alerting if in distress. It was mutually agreed for the ALB to take the RIB and jet ski in tow, while the 2nd jet ski followed close behind.
The Lifeboat towed them to Bull Bay and was assisted by Cemaes Bay Coastguard Search and Rescue, once safe ashore the ALB was stood down and was back at Moelfre for approximately 1am.
For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer, on 0777 3979910
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