Llandudno lifeboat brings to safety vessel with ten people on board
A windfarm crew transfer vessel with ten passengers and crew aboard was brought to safety today by Llandudno RNLI all-weather lifeboat.
The windfarm craft had been disabled by propulsion and steering problems when half a mile north of Great Orme's Head.
One of the twin engines of the 24-metre Tenacity had failed, as had the craft's steering system, a situation which led to its skipper requesting Holyhead Coastguard for assistance.
As a result, Llandudno's lifeboat was called out at 1.20pm, launching shortly afterwards. After rendezvousing with the 'Tenacity' off the Orme the lifeboat assisted the much larger vessel up-channel into the River Conwy, thence to the safety of Deganwy marina.
The lifeboat returned to Llandudno for refuelling and preparation for further service at 3.30pm.
RNLI media contact
Further information - Alan Sharp, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer 01492 543315.
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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 coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. 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 142,700 lives.