Criccieths-RNLI-lifeboat-launches-to-assist-broken-down-speedboat

Byline: At 3.30pm on Sunday the 15th of June, 2014 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to go to the assistance of a 16ft speedboat suffering from engine failure, near Penychain point.
Page Content: The speedboat, with two adults and four teenage boys aboard, was resting at anchor when the station’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan, arrived.  The stricken speedboat had earlier set-off from Porthmadog before encountering unidentified technical problems.  The occupants were from the Wrexham area and although reporting no injuries had become cold and were grateful of assistance.


A tow was established with the casualty vessel before it was towed to Black Rock sands to be recovered by an awaiting trailer.  The boat had no VHF radio aboard and no navigational equipment. 

This was the second time in less than twelve months that this particular speedboat had been rescued by Criccieth’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat; in addition, two of the teenage passengers had been airlifted to safety last summer after becoming trapped on rocks near Borth-y-Gest; an incident attended by the both lifeboats from Criccieth.

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 For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316 

Byline: At 3.30pm on Sunday the 15th of June, 2014 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to go to the assistance of a 16ft speedboat suffering from engine failure, near Penychain point.
Page Content: The speedboat, with two adults and four teenage boys aboard, was resting at anchor when the station’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan, arrived.  The stricken speedboat had earlier set-off from Porthmadog before encountering unidentified technical problems.  The occupants were from the Wrexham area and although reporting no injuries had become cold and were grateful of assistance.

A tow was established with the casualty vessel before it was towed to Black Rock sands to be recovered by an awaiting trailer.  The boat had no VHF radio aboard and no navigational equipment. 

This was the second time in less than twelve months that this particular speedboat had been rescued by Criccieth’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat; in addition, two of the teenage passengers had been airlifted to safety last summer after becoming trapped on rocks near Borth-y-Gest; an incident attended by the both lifeboats from Criccieth.

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 For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316