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Llandudno lifeboat frees disabled motor cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 10.50am today (Friday) to go to a motor cruiser which had sustained fouled propellers a short way offshore.

The twin-screw fast cruiser Angel of Beaumaris with two men on board had left Deganwy marina earlier;  when she was a short way to the north of Great Orme's Head in the vicinity of the lighthouse her propellers were fouled by some potting gear below the surface, leaving her unable to proceed.

A radio call to Holyhead Coastguard from her skipper led to Llandudno lifeboat being called out to assist; in the meantime a motor fishing vessel working in the area stood by the disabled cruiser.

When the lifeboat arrived, an appropriately fitted-out RNLI crewman was transferred to the motor cruiser and was successful in freeing its propellers.  This allowed the craft to set off for Deganwy under her own power, escorted initially by the lifeboat.  Once it was ascertained all was now well, the RNLI crew set course for Llandudno, where after recovery and refuelling the lifeboat was ready for further service by 12.30pm.


ATTACHED PICS - show the 'Angel of Beaumaris' with the RNLI crewman working at her stern freeing the propellers.  Please credit to 'RNLI'.

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

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