Llandudno lifeboat brings to safety vessel with ten people on board

Lifeboats News Release

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.

 

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Further information - Alan Sharp, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer 01492 543315.

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