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Llandudno lifeboat launches to aid motor cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

A 12-metre twin-engined motor cruiser was brought to safety by Llandudno's RNLI all-weather lifeboat on Saturday afternoon after becoming stranded without power in the Menai Strait.

The C J Amore with a man, woman and their two dogs on board was off Anglesey's Friars Bay during a trip from Conwy when a rope fouled the vessel's propellers, leaving it helpless.

A call from her skipper to Holyhead Coastguard to ask for assistance resulted in Llandudno's all-weather lifeboat being called out at 3.45pm, launching shortly afterwards and making a full-speed run to the scene.

The stranded cruiser was quickly taken in tow for the lengthy and necessarily slow passage from the Strait to the Conwy approach channel, thence into the River Conwy and finally to the safety of Conwy Marina.

The lifeboat then returned to Llandudno and by 8.30pm had been recovered, refuelled and made ready for further service.

ATTACHED PICTURE - Safe in the hands of Llandudno's crew, the two dogs relax on board during the tow to Conwy.      Please credit pic to RNLI.

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

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