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1st 29/03/12 13:36 Pwllheli ALB was launched to assist Abersoch Lifeboat who had launched to a sinking yacht. The pump they had could just cope with the water entering the vessel so the larger pump onboard the ALB was needed. Once alongside both crews set up the pump and the vessel was pumped dry. A tow was rigged at the enterance of Pwllheli and the vessel was taken to the waiting hoist at Hafan Pwllheli. If was discovered a rope had become tangled in the propellor causing damage to the hull allowing water in. The father and daughter onboard where very glad of the help of both Lifeboats and excellent teamwork between both boats resulted in a successful rescue. Duration 3hrs SW 2-3

 

2nd 07/08/12 19:36 Pwllheli ALB was launched to tow a vessel which was taking on water with 1 POB. Abersoch Lifeboat was on scene 1st and assisted the owner with the leak. Once the ALB was alongside a tow was rigged and Abersoch Lifeboat returned to station. The vessel was then taken to Pwllheli Marina. Once again great teamwork between both stations resulted in a good job done. Duration 2hrs SW 1-2

 

3rd 08/09/12 12:49 Pwllheli ALB Launched to assist a 70 year old male on his vessle with engine failure. The vessel was locatted 3 miles south west of Pwllheli. A crewman was put onboard to help rig the tow and the vessel was taken to Pwllheli Marina. Duration 1hr SW 1-2

 

4th 22/10/12 13:09 Pwllheli ALB was launched to help a 18ft speedboat with 5 POB. The vessel had suffered engine failure in the Abersoch area, once located the vessel was towed to the shore where the Coastguard team where waiting. The ALB then returned to station. Duration 1hr E 2-3

1st: 16/01/12 10:24 Pwllheli ILB crew where paged to assist  2 males in the water in the harbour. The dinghy they where in had capsized whilst trying to board their boat. Just before the ILB crew launch the Marina's staff had also seen the persons in the water so the assisted them with the Marina's launch. They recovered the persons and took them to the awaiting ambulance. The ILB was stood down. Duration 30min SW 1-2

 

2nd 27/04/12 18:09 Pwllheli ILB was launched to assist the Police with the search of a missing female. On launching the crew began a shoreline search from the Gimblet rock to the Westend of Pwllheli. Very soon the crew located the female who was being assisted out of the water by the Police. She was taken to the waiting Ambulance and the ILB was stood down. Duration 1hr NW 1-2

 

3rd 09/05/12 15:14 Pwllheli ILB was launched to assist the fishing vessel Sally Ann with 1 POB. The vessel had suffered engine failure some 3 miles east of the station. Once alongside the crew rigged up a tow and returned to Pwllheli Harbour. Duration 1.5hrs E 2-3

 

4th 28/05/12 15:08 Pwllheli ILB launched to a Maday from a yacht taking on water with 6 POB. On arrival the crew dicovered the cause of the link and managed to deal with it. The ILB then towed the vessel back to Pwllheli Marina. Duration 1hr SW 1-2

 

5th 15/07/12 13:40 Pwllheli ILB launched to assist 3 children who had been blown out to sea in their inflatable boat at Pen Y Chain head. Once on scene along with Cricceith Lifeboat they found that the children had managed to get back to shore and where safe and well. The ILB returned to Pwllheli. Duration 1hr NW 2-3

 

6th 27/07/12 11:22 Pwllheli ILB launched to assist a 16ft speed boat which had engine failure. With 2 POB they tried rowing back to Pwllheli but due to the strong Northely wind they couldn't make any headway. The ILB was soon alongside and towed them back to Pwllheli. Duration 1hr Wind N 3-4

 

7th 02/08/12 18:04 Pwllheli ILB launched to assist the above vessel who had once again suffered engine failure 1/2 east of Pwllheli. A tow was rigged and the vessel was bought back to Pwllheli. Duration 15min Wind N 2-3

 

8th 02/08/12 18:19 As soon as the ILB had finished with the above service the ILB crew where tasked to assist a lone Kite Surfer 2 miles east of Pwllheli. As Criccieth Lifeboat was on the water on exercise they to where tasked to the surfer. Both boats arrived on scene at the same time and the male was recovered by the larger Criccieth Lifeboat. Pwllheli ILB then returned to station. Duration 45 min N 2-3

 

9th 02/08/12 19:04 On making their way to Pwllheli the ILB crew where tasked to the 3rd casualty of the evening to assist a 20ft speedboat with 5 POB. A tow was rigged and the vessel was bought back to Pwllheli Marina. Duration 30 min N 2-3

 

10th 06/08/12 15:40 Pwllheli ILB launched to assist a 24ft yacht with 2 POB which had a lobster pot rope around the Propellor. The crew tried to free the propeller with no success so a tow was rigged and the vessel was towed back to Pwllheli. Duration 30min SW 1-2

 

11th 08/09/12 17:43 Pwllheli ILB launched to assist 4 adults and their 4 children onboard a 18ft speedboat which had engine failure. Once happy that all onboard where safe and warm the ILB towed the boat back to Pwllheli. Duration 1hr SW 1-2

 

12th 19/10/12 10:41 Pwllheli ILB was launched to reports of a sunken vessel 1/2 mile south east of the harbour. holyhead Coastguard wanted the ILB to confirm nobody was with the vessel or in the area. Once alongside it was clear to see the vessel had been washed of Abersoch beach in the recent spring tides and nobody was with it. The ILB towed the vessel back to Pwllheli to prevent a danger to other boats. Duration 1hr SW 2-3

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