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.
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