The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is Britain’s volunteer version of the U.S. Coast Guard.
With crewed stations ringing the island, the RNLI averages 23 mayday calls a day.
One recent call from Abersoch, Wales, led to a crew running offshore to assist a disabled 15-foot commercial fishing boat. Although the incident was routine, the way the RNLI crew launches its RIB response boats from the beach is of interest.
It’s efficiency at its best.
Abersoch RNLI volunteers were swiftly at the scene and found two fishermen on board. A line was attached to the disabled vessel, which was towed to shore without incident.