View as PDF

Abersoch and Pwllheli RNLI in Joint Power Boat Rescue

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch and Pwllheli lifeboats were involved in a joint rescue of a power boat, stranded with engine difficulty off Llanbedrog Headland.

Abersoch RNLI with powerboat under tow, with Pwllheli arriving on scene

RNLI/Elissa Williams

Abersoch RNLI with powerboat under tow, with Pwllheli arriving on scene
Abersoch and Pwllheli lifeboats were involved in a joint rescue of a power boat, stranded with engine difficulty off Llanbedrog Headland on 27 July 2019.

Abersoch crew were paged at 2.41pm to a report of a 7m power boat off Llanbedrog headland. On arrival the crew assessed the boat and due to the mechanical difficulties with the boat's engine, the decision was made to tow the boat to Pwllheli.

The crew set up the tow and proceeded to Pwllheli, where they were met by Pwllheli inshore lifeboat who took over the tow to recover the boat to Pwllheli Marina, enabling Abersoch to return to the busy Abersoch bay in the event of a further call out.

The call out was the second one of the week for the Abersoch Atlantic 85, following a call out to a windsurfer in difficulty on Monday 22 July 2019.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Elissa Thursfield, Abersoch RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07920402015 or Elissa_Thursfield@rnli.org.uk or Eleri Roberts, Regional Media Officer on 01745585162 or Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.



Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.