Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat provides tow to stricken yacht

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.40pm on October 5th, 2019 volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were tasked to assist a broken down yacht near the mouth of the Porthmadog estuary.

Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat

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Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat
The 27ft yacht had set-off earlier in the day from Abersoch with two persons onboard. As she approached the channel her engine failed and the services of Criccieth’s Atlantic 85 Class Lifeboat, Doris Joan, were required.

One of the Lifeboats Crew was placed aboard the yacht and a tow was established before proceeding towards Porthmadog harbour where she was placed on a mooring.


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Washing down the Lifeboat

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washing down the Lifeboat

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