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Byline: Both the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Enfys’ and the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘KIWI’ were called into action on Saturday (13th) to deal with two separate incidents off the Anglesey coast.
Page Content: The Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched under the command of helmsman Martin Jones at 2.30pm to reports of a 20ft speedboat with five people onboard who had sustained engine failure off Traeth Bychan. The Volunteer lifeboat crew attached a rope and towed them back to its mooring in Moelfre. 

The Inshore lifeboat was then tasked to investigate and attempt to recover a sunken 18ft speedboat off Treath Bychan. The occupants of the boat had already been taken ashore, uninjured and only the boats bow was exposed. Once on scene, the volunteer lifeboat crew assessed the situation and requested assistance from the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘KIWI’ and its powerful Salvage pump as the submerged vessel was too heavy to tow and was deemed a hazard to navigation.

The Tamar class lifeboat was immediately launched and with the assistance of the inshore lifeboat crew attached a tow rope to the boats exposed bow. The ‘KIWI’ then took the vessel under tow which raised the boat above the seas surface. Moelfre RNLI volunteer crewmember Alan Owen then transferred from the inshore lifeboat onto the casualty vessel and used the salvage pump to empty the sea water. The vessel was landed on the beach and left with the owner and the Moelfre Coastguard team.

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat coxswain Anthony Barclay said:

“Today’s rescue was a good example of the professional team work between the volunteer crews on the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat and the Tamar lifeboat crew. Thanks to the regular training undertaken we all worked efficiently together and another successful mission completed.”

The Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched again on Sunday (14th July) to a sea kayak that had capsized, its male occupant and daughter had managed to swim to the shore. When the volunteer crew recovered the kayak into the inshore lifeboat it was discovered that it had lost its plug and was partly full of water and extremely heavy. They towed the kayak into Traeth Bychan beach to the awaiting Moelfre Coastguard team.

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Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrernli.com 
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘KIWI’ and the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Enfys.’
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 10th 2013.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213

RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

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 coast. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. 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 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Elusen sydd wedi ei chofrestru yn Lloegr, yr Alban a Gweriniaeth Iwerddon

Byline: Both the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Enfys’ and the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘KIWI’ were called into action on Saturday (13th) to deal with two separate incidents off the Anglesey coast.
Page Content: The Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched under the command of helmsman Martin Jones at 2.30pm to reports of a 20ft speedboat with five people onboard who had sustained engine failure off Traeth Bychan. The Volunteer lifeboat crew attached a rope and towed them back to its mooring in Moelfre. 

The Inshore lifeboat was then tasked to investigate and attempt to recover a sunken 18ft speedboat off Treath Bychan. The occupants of the boat had already been taken ashore, uninjured and only the boats bow was exposed. Once on scene, the volunteer lifeboat crew assessed the situation and requested assistance from the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘KIWI’ and its powerful Salvage pump as the submerged vessel was too heavy to tow and was deemed a hazard to navigation.

The Tamar class lifeboat was immediately launched and with the assistance of the inshore lifeboat crew attached a tow rope to the boats exposed bow. The ‘KIWI’ then took the vessel under tow which raised the boat above the seas surface. Moelfre RNLI volunteer crewmember Alan Owen then transferred from the inshore lifeboat onto the casualty vessel and used the salvage pump to empty the sea water. The vessel was landed on the beach and left with the owner and the Moelfre Coastguard team.

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat coxswain Anthony Barclay said:

“Today’s rescue was a good example of the professional team work between the volunteer crews on the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat and the Tamar lifeboat crew. Thanks to the regular training undertaken we all worked efficiently together and another successful mission completed.”


The Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched again on Sunday (14th July) to a sea kayak that had capsized, its male occupant and daughter had managed to swim to the shore. When the volunteer crew recovered the kayak into the inshore lifeboat it was discovered that it had lost its plug and was partly full of water and extremely heavy. They towed the kayak into Traeth Bychan beach to the awaiting Moelfre Coastguard team.

Ends.



Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrernli.com 
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘KIWI’ and the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Enfys.’
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 10th 2013.



RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213


RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

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 coast. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. 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 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Elusen sydd wedi ei chofrestru yn Lloegr, yr Alban a Gweriniaeth Iwerddon