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Byline: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat “Kiwi” launched yesterday (3rd February) to assist a 13.5 meter scallop trawler with three crew on board which had suffered engine failure.
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The volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 12:45pm and located the 70 tonne trawler 10 miles North East of Point Lynas just over half an hour later.

The vessel had left Port Penrhyn, Bangor earlier in the day when she sustained engine failure in choppy conditions. Following an assessment by the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew a tow was established and the casualty vessel was taken into Amlwch Port.

Relief coxswain Martin Jones (Rhyl RNLI lifeboat) who is currently on duty at Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station said:

“It was a rough and tricky tow, but the outcome was a good one with thanks to great team work onboard the lifeboat and the first class training given to our volunteer crews by the RNLI”

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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 are two images of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ establishing the tow line .during the rescue of the fishing trawler.
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 15th 2015.
• You can donate towards our £100,000new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal by visiting:
http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RNLIMoelfre

To support the £100,000 new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal
Text RNLI MOELFRE to 70300 to donate £5 to this appeal or to organise a fundraising event – for a fundraising pack please contact Deborah Ferns on 07900 607213 or deborah_ferns@rnli.org.uk

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: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat “Kiwi” launched yesterday (3rd February) to assist a 13.5 meter scallop trawler with three crew on board which had suffered engine failure.
Page Content:

The volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 12:45pm and located the 70 tonne trawler 10 miles North East of Point Lynas just over half an hour later.

The vessel had left Port Penrhyn, Bangor earlier in the day when she sustained engine failure in choppy conditions. Following an assessment by the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew a tow was established and the casualty vessel was taken into Amlwch Port.

Relief coxswain Martin Jones (Rhyl RNLI lifeboat) who is currently on duty at Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station said:

"It was a rough and tricky tow, but the outcome was a good one with thanks to great team work onboard the lifeboat and the first class training given to our volunteer crews by the RNLI"

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 are two images of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ establishing the tow line .during the rescue of the fishing trawler.
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 15th 2015.
• You can donate towards our £100,000new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal by visiting:
http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RNLIMoelfre

To support the £100,000 new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal
Text RNLI MOELFRE to 70300 to donate £5 to this appeal or to organise a fundraising event – for a fundraising pack please contact Deborah Ferns on 07900 607213 or deborah_ferns@rnli.org.uk


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