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Byline: At 1.05pm on August 23rd, 2013 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station were tasked by HM Coastguard to go to the assistance of a broken down speedboat in the Porthmadog channel.
Page Content: Immediately following the launch request, the lifeboat station despatched its Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Doris Joan, which was quickly alongside the casualty vessel.  The speedboat, which had one adult and two children aboard, had suffered complete engine failure near the Number 6 buoy in the channel.  The vessel had earlier launched from Porthmadog harbour.
 
Its owner had wisely despatched the speedboat’s anchor overboard whilst awaiting rescue, however a strong ebbing spring tide was carrying the vessel away from the relative safety of the deeper water.  The lifeboat’s crew promptly established a towing line and led the speedboat to Black Rock sands for recovery.
 
By coincidence, two of the speedboat’s occupants had already required the services of Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboats this summer.  The two children aboard the vessel had some weeks previously been among a group of teenagers airlifted off a rocky outcrop near Borth y Gest.  Before the RAF’s arrival on-scene, they had been cared for by the lifeboats’ crew.
 
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For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316 or ifergwyn@hotmail.com  
Byline: At 1.05pm on August 23rd, 2013 volunteer crew members from Criccieth's RNLI lifeboat station were tasked by HM Coastguard to go to the assistance of a broken down speedboat in the Porthmadog channel.
Page Content: Immediately following the launch request, the lifeboat station despatched its Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Doris Joan, which was quickly alongside the casualty vessel.  The speedboat, which had one adult and two children aboard, had suffered complete engine failure near the Number 6 buoy in the channel.  The vessel had earlier launched from Porthmadog harbour.
 
Its owner had wisely despatched the speedboat's anchor overboard whilst awaiting rescue, however a strong ebbing spring tide was carrying the vessel away from the relative safety of the deeper water.  The lifeboat's crew promptly established a towing line and led the speedboat to Black Rock sands for recovery.
 
By coincidence, two of the speedboat's occupants had already required the services of Criccieth's RNLI lifeboats this summer.  The two children aboard the vessel had some weeks previously been among a group of teenagers airlifted off a rocky outcrop near Borth y Gest.  Before the RAF's arrival on-scene, they had been cared for by the lifeboats' crew.
 
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For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316 or ifergwyn@hotmail.com