Criccieth-RNLI-lifeboat-launches-to-stricken-speedboat

Byline: At 3.20pm on Tuesday the 24th of September, 2013 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to rescue a stricken vessel off Morannedd Rocks.
Page Content: The crew launched after the station’s Operations Manager raised the alarm after watching the speedboat getting into difficulty and spoiling its propeller near the beach.  The station’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan was quickly on scene and established a towing line between the stricken vessel and the lifeboat.

The 18ft speedboat with 4 persons on board had set off earlier from Barmouth.  Prior to the lifeboat launching, one occupant had come ashore and caught a train back to Barmouth to get their recovery vehicle and trailer.  However, it was decided that the safest option was to tow the speedboat back towards Barmouth before handing the tow to Barmouth’s RNLI inshore rescue boat.

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For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316  or ifergwyn@hotmail.com       

Byline: At 3.20pm on Tuesday the 24th of September, 2013 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to rescue a stricken vessel off Morannedd Rocks.
Page Content: The crew launched after the station’s Operations Manager raised the alarm after watching the speedboat getting into difficulty and spoiling its propeller near the beach.  The station’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan was quickly on scene and established a towing line between the stricken vessel and the lifeboat.

The 18ft speedboat with 4 persons on board had set off earlier from Barmouth.  Prior to the lifeboat launching, one occupant had come ashore and caught a train back to Barmouth to get their recovery vehicle and trailer.  However, it was decided that the safest option was to tow the speedboat back towards Barmouth before handing the tow to Barmouth’s RNLI inshore rescue boat.


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For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316  or ifergwyn@hotmail.com