Llandudno RNLI lifeboat brings yacht to safety
Llandudno RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched this afternoon (Monday 24 July) to bring to safety the 41 ft yacht Shenanigan, disabled in Conwy Bay with engine and anchor problems.
One of the vessel's crew of two was reportedly suffering from sea-sickness.
Launching just after 2pm, the lifeboat came up to the yacht in the Conwy approach channel. The Shenanigan was quickly taken in tow for the journey up-channel into the River Conwy, thence to the safety of Conwy Marina, where she was berthed at 3.30pm, allowing the lifeboat to return to Llandudno for recovery and refuelling.
For further information please contact Alan Sharp, Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.
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 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.